Macromedia Wants an Open Source License.

by Steve Mallett

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Macromedia, makers of such beloved programs as Flash, Shockwave, and Dreamweaver have applied to the Open Source Initiative to have their proposed open source license approved as conforming to the Open Source Definition.

Though it's a vanity license, the draft license is here.

I'm not entirely sure it will meet with approval with a stipulation of "if Macromedia includes its own open source in its products, Macromedia does not have to state in its documentation where the source code version of the open source material is made available", but it looks like a solid first attempt at a license.

Perhaps we should all write to Macromedia to show our support of their first step in attempting to adopt open source methodology. email Macromedia's PR dept.