And here I thought that everything we read on the internet was always 100% true... especially all of the Apple rumors that pop up a week or two before a Macworld Steve Jobs keynote address :)
Well, it seems that Adobe has its share of rumors as well. Late last week, rumors were abound that at an event in Europe, someone from Adobe had stated that development on FreeHand and GoLive were stopped -- basically that those two apps were dead. I found this statement incredibly odd, for many reasons. First of all, I had previously noted that Adobe seemed to have recently hired a Product Manager for FreeHand. I also know that GoLive has many strengths that Adobe values quite highly, and it just made little sense to me. On top of all of that, if Adobe were to kill these two apps, the company would NEVER make such an announcement in such a way, from a PR person at an event in Europe. It would be something that would come from Adobe Corporate -- at least I would expect as such.
In any case, John Nack -- who although he's "just" a product manager for Photoshop -- is also one who values a clear line of communication between the users of Adobe software, and the company he works for. His blog has spurred those of other Adobe coworkers and his candid remarks, feelings, and comments are much appreciated throughout the Adobe user base. In fact, John knows what it's like when a product is "killed" -- as prior to being PM of Photoshop, he was a product manager on the LiveMotion team.
In any case, John had posted a response to these unfounded rumors, which should clarify the situation, and calm those who feared that their days of FreeHand and GoLive use were numbered.