[Red5] Adobe to open-source Flex
spam at electroteque.org
Thu Apr 26 11:03:16 EDT 2007
Im not really sure how they can turn it OS, is it the flex SDK they are
making open source which is free to begin with, or the actual flex
builder plugin for eclipse also ?
Dominick Accattato wrote:
> This is good news. I think all of us who work with Adobe technologies
> appreciate their movement and contributions towards open source.
> On 4/26/07, *Donnacha * <donnacha at gmail.com
> <mailto:donnacha at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >From c|net, April 25, 2007, 9:01 PM PDT:
> Adobe to open-source Flash tool Flex
> Adobe Systems plans to open-source Flex, its development framework for
> building Flash and Apollo-based applications.
> The company on Wednesday is expected to announce the move, which will
> start when it releases a beta of the next version of Flex, code-named
> Moxie, in June.
> By the time Adobe releases the final version of Moxie, which will be
> called Flex 3, near the end of the year, it expects to have a fully
> functioning open-source project, company executives said Tuesday.
> Adobe intends to use the Mozilla Public License.
> The company said it will open-source the Flex software development
> kit, which includes a compiler and libraries designed to speed up
> development. It plans to continue to sell Flex Builder, an
> Eclipse-based development tool, and Flex Data Services, server
> software for accessing corporate databases.
> Flex is one of a growing number of alternatives for building
> rich Internet applications, which sport an interactive front-end
> interface. Using the development framework, programmers create an
> application that can run within Adobe's Flash Player or Apollo, its
> "player" for desktop applications.
> The company chose to create an open-source project for the Flex
> software to garner good ideas and contributions from developers
> outside Adobe, said Jeff Whatcott, vice president for product
> marketing at Adobe's enterprise and developer business unit.
> The move is also meant to appeal to open-source developers who shun
> closed-source and proprietary products. Adobe already offers the Flex
> software development kit for free and provides the source code.
> "For some people, (open source) is a philosophical requirement, a sign
> of integrity and trust in a vendor," Whatcott said. "This will close
> that gap and address any lingering doubts they have about our
> and commitment to community."
> The company is making the transition to open source now because the
> Flex technology is mature and there is growing interest among
> developers and rich Internet application development, Whatcott said.
> Adobe will initially provide nightly updates of Moxie code and will
> publish a bug database when the software goes into beta in June. When
> it is released near the end of the year, Adobe will be able to accept
> outside contributions.
> The move follows Adobe's donation last November of its ActionScript
> virtual machine to the Mozilla Foundation, the makers of the
> open-source Firefox browser.
> Offering free or open-source development tools has become nearly de
> rigueur for software vendors. Like many companies, Adobe intends to
> make money via associated software, like higher-end tools and server
> How will this impact the Red5 project?
> Opinions please.
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