Adobe and the Open Spoon Foundation are preparing to open up development of the Flex SDK. They plan to donate the technology to “an established open source foundation” so that the Flex community and other stakeholders can participate in developing future versions of the SDK.
Flex is a development framework for building conventional applications with Flash. It’s especially targeted at the enterprise space and has some specialized capabilities for creating data-driven software. The core components of Flex were released as open source under the Mozilla Public License in 2007.
Flex development, however, has always been directed solely by Adobe. The move to an open governance model will make the process more inclusive. Going forward, Adobe says that the Flex roadmap will be defined in the open by the project’s governing board. The group will include Adobe engineers, third-party Flex application developers, and representatives of companies that use and contribute to Flex.
via Adobe donates Flex to foundation in community-friendly exit strategy. First Adobe kills Mobile Flash and now Flex looks like it’s about to wither away.