Adobe Announces Flex is to be open-sourced

This seems like a significant announcement. As we move towards a more dynamic user interface, the ability to rely on proven web-based technologies like Flex will be key to Sakai’s success. Does the fact that Flex will become open source “grease the skids” for further adoption within open source projects like Sakai?

This includes not only the source to the ActionScript components from the Flex SDK, which have been available in source code form with the SDK since Flex 2 was released, but also includes the Java source code for the ActionScript and MXML compilers, the ActionScript debugger and the core ActionScript libraries from the SDK. The Flex SDK includes all of the components needed to create Flex applications that run in any browser – on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux and on now on the desktop using “Apollo.”



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