The  Adobe text layout framework environment TLF, which powers the new, elegant The New York Times Reader, is  being released for free as part of a big "open source" move from Adobe.

At the same time, the company has announced it will make free a new framework for video players.  Adobe has linked up with Akamai and other major players in the online video space to create a universal video player.

While the these frameworks are free, Adobe sells a number of tools and services to make money around them.

Last month in New York at the Open Video Conference,  I interviewed Adobe's Jen Taylor about the open source video program, which was then code-named Strobe.  We have republished the interview today.

I've published below my interview with Rob Larson from The New York Times who talks about the technology and functionality of the Times Reader.

Andy Plesser, Managing Editor