This is great news for developers and we’re hearing from our developer community that [Flash-to-iPhone] Packager apps are already being approved for the App Store… The feature is available for developers to use today in Flash Professional CS5, and we will now resume development work on this feature for future releases… We do want to point out that Apple’s restriction on Flash content running in the browser on iOS devices remains in place.
Unlike the previous version, these new terms ensure that Apple’s developers have the choice of a variety of advertising solutions (including Google’s and AdMob’s) to earn money and fund their apps… This is great news for everyone in the mobile community, as we believe that a competitive environment is the best way to drive innovation and growth in mobile advertising.
Rhomobile, a company that makes a cross-device app framework, and Mono project lead Miguel De Icaza also called Apple's announcement "great news." Even Java developers have perked up their ears to hear if Oracle, or some other source will make a conversion tool to compile Java into one of the iOS-permitted languages. Although Apple's model is still not as open as other platforms, iOS now has the potential to gain a large group of converts from other camps.