Today, Adobe announced that Flex will be releasing it’s source code as open source. Here’s the announcement:
SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 26, 2007 – Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) today announced plans to release source code for Adobe(r) Flex(tm) as open source. This initiative will let developers worldwide participate in the growth of the industry’s most advanced framework for building cross-operating system rich Internet applications (RIAs) for the Web and enabling new Apollo applications for the desktop. The open source Flex SDK and documentation will be available under the Mozilla Public License (MPL).
One of the things I love about Adobe is that they truly have the users in mind. They don’t force people to pay for everything under the sun. Adobe’s forward thinking mentality is what makes them so successful.