This link to the interview is blogged from several people. When I read the name “Mike Melanson” it sounded very common to me.
He is one of the guys behind FFMPEG an open source crossplatform video transcoding engine which I have used very often because it supports Flash Video. I knew his name because he answered a few of my question in the FFMEG mailinglist.
Now Mike Melanson is the lead engineer on Adobe’s Flash Player team.
Read the interview here and diggit here.