This’ll be interesting…

Adobe is releasing the “goods” to Flex including “core ActionScript libraries ” under the Mozilla Public License. The overview on that page says that everything needed to run a little flashy goodness is available in the license.

Now lets see if the project gets some traction. It’ll be a really interesting view to see how Adobe plays these cards. We’ve already seen how Sun did with Java (or not, in the case of open sourcing the language). I’ll let you come to your own conclusions on the effectiveness and general “goodness” of Sun’s tactics. I think the only components remaining closed behind Adobe doors is the player itself…

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Joe has broad software engineering development and management experience, from startups to large companies. Joe works on projects ranging from mobile to multi-cloud distributed systems, has set up and led engineering teams and processes, as well as managing and running services. Joe also contributes and collaborates with a wide variety of open source projects, and writes online at https://rhonabwy.com/.

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