On 5/1/07, Eric Lavigne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Probably more of a reactionary move than anything.
Adobe open sources Flex, and waddaya know?...magically, Microsoft does the same with their competitive product a week later. Flex is licensed under MPL, supported on RedHat, Mac, and Solaris already. What are the chances you're gonna see cross platform, multi-platform, or alternative platform development tools for Silverlight? Ok, maybe the mono people will get something working 6months to a year from now. Flex works with eclipse today.
Dont get me wrong, its a step in the right direction. But I'm not ready to believe ms has somehow seen the light. They're just trying to get back into a game thats passed them by.