OMG, Adobe folks should just STFU. I can't believe they are complaining. Okay, maybe Video Acceleration on Linux/Unix isn't perfect and there is no monopole. But as otheres here said, it is similar in Windows so what do they want? The big Adobe company not being able to deliver anything useful for years? Flash has been a horror under Windows as well as Linux, 32 or 64 bit x86, both. They support a very limited set of architectures and build shoddy software that like to crash, eat memory like I would like to eat chocolate, has so many sercurity holes, just plainly sucks (everything is flashing but no way to stop it without extra 3rd party plugins like flashblock.mozdev.org - or the allow control over webcam and microphone, flash extra cookies and so on) and they complain about something that isn't such a real problem? So why don't they just choose one of the available thing or have multi-API support?
Grrr. Get off me, Adobe. I so hope that things like Gnash will be able to decode all that nasty flash content so we'll finally have an alternative that doesn't depend on strange moods of these people.
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!