A TOP DEVELOPER for Adobe Systems has told Apple's saint Steve "Do what I wilt be the whole of the law" Jobs to sling his hook.
Writing in his carefully censored blog, Lee Brimelow, who is a platform evangelist at Adobe focusing on the Flash, Flex, and AIR developer communities, said that Apple's purge of Adobe applications is tyrannical.
Brimelow said what Jobs is saying is that he won't allow applications onto Apple's marketplace solely because of what language was originally used to create them.
"This is a frightening move that has no rational defense other than wanting tyrannical control over developers and more importantly, wanting to use developers as pawns in their crusade against Adobe," Brimelow said.
He said he is positive that there are many Apple employees who strongly disagree with this latest move. "Any real developer would not in good conscience be able to support this. The trouble is that we will never hear their discontent because Apple employees are forbidden from blogging, posting to social networks, or other things that we at companies with an open culture take for granted," he said. Brimelow also said that Adobe and Apple have had a long relationship which helped both companies.
"The fact that Apple would make such a hostile and despicable move like this clearly shows the difference between our two companies," he pointed out.
He said that all Adobe wants to do is provide creative professionals an avenue to deploy their work to as many devices as possible.
However Apple just seemed to want to kill off people who disagreed with it.
He said Adobe would not kill off its Creative Suite products on OS X as a form of retaliation, although he suggested that if the positions were reversed, Steve Jobs would.
Brimelow also said that he will not give Apple another cent of his cash until there is a leadership change over there.
He said he was not speaking for Adobe, but rather for himself, when he said, "Go screw yourself Apple." µ
'Some of us like the misery'
That'll surely affect its credit score