Adobe criticizes Apple’s notoriously closed ecosystem

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch has accused Apple of creating and enforcing a closed ecosystem during his keynote speech at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco.

“Apple’s playing this strategy where they apparently want to create a walled garden around the applications that people use,” said Lynch, who was quoted by PC Magazine.

“I don’t think it’s the role of a company to exercise judgment on what people are making.”

Lynch also termed HTML5 a “terrific step forward” and confirmed that Adobe would “make the best tools in the world” for the platform.

“I think we went through a time where HTML was stagnating; [there were] quite a number of years where it wasn’t really moving forward,” Lynch explained.

“During that time, we worked to innovate with Flash because HTML hadn’t been moving forward. [But] there’s [still] a lot of room for Flash to continue innovating, filling in holes at a more rapid pace than what HTML has been moving at.”