Well, I never said boycott it. It is just that I think (free and open source developers) giving SVG (an open vector standard) primary support (and making Flash secondary) is wiser. (And that seems to be what is being done.)
I generally prefer open standards, because it allows all players in the field -- the developers, the users, the companies, etc -- to be equal (and gives noone the upper hand). (Instead of being at the whim of one business. There has been many corporations, time and time again, who have demonstrated that we can't rely on the to be a benevolent dictator. And that when push comes to shove, they'll put their interests first.)
Sure the Macromedia tools are very helpful and useful to artists. But if SVG becomes the defacto standard vector based graphics data format (like Flash currently is) Macromedia will have no problem moving their tools to support SVG as its primary format (instead of Flash). (The tool and the data format are two seperate things.) So this issue does not really affect artists.
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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