Now that Adobe announced the end of Flash Player, Finnish web developer Juha Lindstedt launched a petition asking Adobe to open the Flash specification so it can be maintained by the opensource community. According to Lindstedt, Flash is an important part of internet history and it’s end might mean the end of websites that run on Flash; experiments and games from the past will become inaccessible to future generations.
Various projects have already been launched to keep Flash. The problem is that they are not complete because Flash is a closed project. The developer wants to hand over the petition, which has now been signed more than 3,000 times. The software company announced this week that it will stop Flash Player by the end of 2020 and will no longer offer the software.