Adobe will open the Real-Time Message Protocol (RTMP). RTMP is the protocol used in LiveCycle Data Services or Flash Media Server for streaming data or audio/video. Why is this important for you? Because, from now on other companies or developers can build products using this protocol (and they don’t have to reverse-engineer it :D), and as a result Flex developers will have more options to choose from – a healthy competition. For example, after the AMF protocol was opened last year, ZendAMF (the Remoting solution for PHP from Zend) appeared.