Subscribe

  • Subscribe  

Flex goes opensource – as expected

Posted by Charles | April 26, 2007 .

I wrote about the war started between Microsoft and Adobe on RIA platform and tools. At other side of battle ground with Microsoft, the ultimate punch is always, you guess it right, opensource. Now Adobe open up Flex. We are all expecting this actually.

 

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.

“The definition and evolution of Flex has been influenced by our incredibly talented developer community from day one,” said David Mendels, senior vice president, Enterprise and Developer Business Unit at Adobe. “The decision to open source Flex was a completely natural next step. I am incredibly excited to deeply collaborate with the developer community on Flex, and further fuel its momentum and innovation.”

The open source licensing of Flex is part of an initiative to engage the community in the creation of Flex technology. Starting this summer with the pre-release versions of the next release of the Flex product line, code named “Moxie,” Adobe will post daily software builds of the Flex SDK on a public download site with a public bug database. The release of open source Flex under the MPL will occur in conjunction with the final release of Moxie, currently scheduled for the second half of 2007.

We’ll see what Microsoft will do about Silverlight.

Leave a Comment

If you would like to make a comment, please fill out the form below.


Name

Email

Website

*
To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security word shown in the picture. Click on the picture to hear an audio file of the word.
Click to hear an audio file of the anti-spam word

Comments

*
To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security word shown in the picture. Click on the picture to hear an audio file of the word.
Click to hear an audio file of the anti-spam word


Related Posts

<

Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (15)


Direct TV Offers - usdirect has the best directtv deals