"Open source has been pivotal to the rapid growth of Alfresco, and it's great to see Adobe take a similar approach to Flex technology. We've been very interested in using the Flex SDK to put a more usable and engaging face on enterprise content management, and this move by Adobe makes that all the more attractive."Meanwhile, founder James Governor of open source analyst firm RedMonk released the following in a statement:
"Open source co-creation is a powerful way to build a strong development community. Adobe's decision to open source the Flex SDK is a radical move that should attract a new class of developer to the platform."Releasing parts of the Flex SDK is a first step toward making Flex a standard for rich internet application development, but some open source advocates were hoping for a commitment more along the lines of MySQL or JBoss. With the Flash media player toted as the brass ring of would-be open source apps, a question remains: is this move an indicator of things to come?Take a look at Adobe Flex: Open Source here.