The rumor that the EU would consider forcing Apple to use Flash is a game nonsense. It says Jonathan Todd, spokesman for EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes.
“The idea is certainly not forcing Apple to use flash or anything else on their iPhone. If they have decided to keep certain features of their equipment, so they must be allowed to do so, “said Jonathan Todd.
The story began with tech site Daily Tech. The media wrote in a Article that the EU’s Digital Agenda would result in a bill which would force Apple to open up Flash on the company’s equipment as IPAD and iPhone that would not in principle supports the popular Flash media platform that Adobe company is behind.
Daily Tech bed brand in the EU in the Digital Agenda writes that “the Commission will examine the possibility of actions that could lead to gain significant market players to license information about interoperability. “
The sentence concluded the media that the EU is considering to force Apple to let Flash get space on the IPAD.
“With the new approach , if the text is adopted, it may happen that the EU wins power to force Apple to allow Flash on board , “wrote the Daily Tech.
Co- wrote the media that it should make it possible for example Android phones to sync with your iTunes.
EU spokesman Jonathan Todd said the EU has no mind to force Apple to accept Flash on the company’s equipment. By contrast, software companies will be forced to release information that could help other companies to create products for their software. He refers to a speech by Commissioner Neelie Kroes held a month ago.
” On the other hand , it might well happen that Adobe may be eligible for the future intiativ listed in the Digital Agenda, and Mrs. Kroes mention in his speech to require companies to offer information about interoperatibilitet on the way that they would be forced to license interoperatibilitets information for Flash, “says Jonathan Todd.
This means that companies like Adobe could be forced to release information about such data protocols. He stresses that he does not currently have an overview of the Adobe keep secret some information that could be included in the forthcoming proposal for a legislative amendment.