Adobe opensources Flex (Exclusive Videos with Adobe)

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This morning I met with several members of the Adobe Flex team.

Official News on Adobe’s Site about Flex going Open Source.

I have two videos of our conversation:

1. Video of our conversation this morning.

2. Architecture overview (video) and more depth on just what pieces have been open sourced.

What does this mean?

Adobe is firing its guns in the Microsoft Silverlight vs. Flash war.

Developers win.

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168 thoughts on “Adobe opensources Flex (Exclusive Videos with Adobe)

  1. “most websites are there for a business reason using flash can make it vary hard to get any ROI on your web presence.”

    I’m not sure of a search query to quickly prove this, but if you check the websites of Fortune 500 companies, you’ll find that many of them use SWF. (Yes, small websites can use SWF inappropriately, but the fact that some can doesn’t mean that all do.)

    jd/adobe

  2. “most websites are there for a business reason using flash can make it vary hard to get any ROI on your web presence.”

    I’m not sure of a search query to quickly prove this, but if you check the websites of Fortune 500 companies, you’ll find that many of them use SWF. (Yes, small websites can use SWF inappropriately, but the fact that some can doesn’t mean that all do.)

    jd/adobe

  3. John

    Yes they know its there but I said as well as good xhtml.

    I see far to many flashy websites desinged for small busineses that look pritty but don’t perform for google.

    most websites are there for a business reason using flash can make it vary hard to get any ROI on your web presence.

    I am at a trade show tomorow on our stand and Ill bet we will see one or two potential clinets with this problem.

    Jakob Nielsen coment last year that most(ie joe public) people us the internet via Googles saerch box is very true.

  4. John

    Yes they know its there but I said as well as good xhtml.

    I see far to many flashy websites desinged for small busineses that look pritty but don’t perform for google.

    most websites are there for a business reason using flash can make it vary hard to get any ROI on your web presence.

    I am at a trade show tomorow on our stand and Ill bet we will see one or two potential clinets with this problem.

    Jakob Nielsen coment last year that most(ie joe public) people us the internet via Googles saerch box is very true.

  5. Adobe just guaranteed their product will be more successful than MS’s by going open source.

    People are starting to realize that open platforms are better for their businesses and their wallets.

    I’m considering starting my own company in an area where I have considerable experience: network and computer security. I will use and recommend only open/free (license) software like Linux, the BSDs, OpenOffice, etc.

    In an age where DRM creep and evil licensure is stifling rather than encouraging, people will do better with free/open platforms.

  6. Adobe just guaranteed their product will be more successful than MS’s by going open source.

    People are starting to realize that open platforms are better for their businesses and their wallets.

    I’m considering starting my own company in an area where I have considerable experience: network and computer security. I will use and recommend only open/free (license) software like Linux, the BSDs, OpenOffice, etc.

    In an age where DRM creep and evil licensure is stifling rather than encouraging, people will do better with free/open platforms.

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