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Adobe: Flex Will Be Made Open Source

Adobe has released a press statement stating that it will be releasing the source code of Flex under the MPL. An interesting excerpt from the press release:

“Open source co-creation is a powerful way to build a strong development community,” said James Governor, Founder of RedMonk. “Adobe’s decision to open source the Flex SDK is a radical move which should attract a new class of developer to the platform.”

Using the MPL for open sourcing Flex will allow full and free access to source code. Developers will be able to freely download, extend, and contribute to the source code for the Flex compiler, components and application framework. Adobe also will continue to make the Flex SDK and other Flex products available under their existing commercial licenses, allowing both new and existing partners and customers to choose the license terms that best suit their requirements.

Related information can be read here.

Way cool way to kill Microsoft’s so-called Flash-killer, Sparkle; nip it in the bud and let it bleed a vapourware death 🙂