While trying to be all happy and friendly towards HTML5 publicly they have lodged an objection on W3C mailing list in regards to the canvas property and haven’t publicly announced this.
The reason being that as it’s used for 2D Drawing and would be a direct competitor to the bloated, buggy crapware we’re forced to use now (flash)
Because of this objection, the spec will most likely be put on hold for now while this political bullshit of theirs is sorted.
Seriously Adobe, HTML5 will replace flash. you can either waste it’s last breaths thrashing around trying to survive or you can get in on the HTML5 pie with some tools that will allow people to make great HTML5 content.
(Source: Daring Fireball)
Adobe are claiming that they have in no way hindered HTML5 or any of it’s related specs
No part of HTML5 is, or was ever, “blocked” in the W3C HTML Working Group — not HTML5, not Canvas 2D Graphics, not Microdata, not Video — not by me, not by Adobe.
Neither Adobe nor I oppose, are fighting, are trying to stop, slow down, hinder, oppose, or harm HTML5, Canvas 2D Graphics, Microdata, video in HTML, or any of the other significant features in HTML5.
Claims otherwise are false. Any other disclaimers needed?
Not sure if I believe it myself. but who knows.