For years the Adobe Flex SDK has been “open source.” And it was, kinda. But they had never opened it up to the community to help work on the project. Then last 360 Flex 2011 in Denver, Adobe announced that they’d support the Spoon project which would essentially spoon feed updates and additions to the Adobe Flex SDK team that were created by the community. But that is really still in infancy.
That is until the other day.
Adobe announced that they were donating the Flex SDK to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). It’s about effen time!
I give the Adobe Flex team a lot of credit for creating a really great product, but in the end… they could only put so many resources on it for it to make financial sense. Going ASF is the right thing to do.
Adobe, go make more great tools for us… so that we can continue to inspire and engage our customers with great software.
Oh, and I’m hiring Flex developers. Just thought I’d throw that out there in case you happened to have been recently laid off.