It seems that Adobe, after issuing a press release claiming they would be opening up the RTMP protocol in the ‘first half of 2009’, have issued a DMCA take down request for an open source implementation of the protocol, RTMPdump. The SourceForge project site for RTMPdump now shows ‘Invalid Project’.
This is going to mean it’s going to become much harder to get RTMPdump for downloading copies of ABC’s iView files, which I previously posted about. This might also have interesting consequences for XBMC and Boxee which both include this code for supporting streaming media from BBC’s iPlayer.
This is pretty disappointing from Adobe, especially after claiming they would be in the process of opening up the protocol.