Mike Shaver has a deconstruction of false statements from Adobe about Flex’s openness. In particular:
[Adobe evangelist James Ward] has the nerve to call them “the community” and indicate that their work is a remedy for Adobe simply not being willing to remove the field-of-use restrictions on their existing documentation.
… they don’t want people to think too hard about the fact that writing to Flash is committing yourself to proprietary platform…
Maybe Monopolight will save the free software/free data/free community communities. (Why Monopolight? There’s a single vendor for licensed Silverlight codecs, Moonlight doesn’t provide the Silverlight codecs, and they’re x86 binary blobs only. Gee. Thanks.)