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Adobe donates Flex SDK to Apache Software Foundation, moves further away from Flash

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Adobe has announce that it's donating the Flash-based Flex SDK to the Apache Software Foundation, taking a step away from Flash on the desktop. It also reiterated its position that HTML5 is the future.

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Flash Crash

Adobe killed Flash on mobile last week after realizing it couldn't compete with HTML5, and now it looks like it's taking a step away from Flash on the desktop. The company has announced that it's donating the Flex SDK, which is used to develop Flash-based internet applications, to the open source Apache Software Foundation, where it will continue on as an independent project. We've also been hearing whispers that the move is part of a broader refocusing that will ultimately see Flash on the desktop canceled as well, but we can't confirm anything yet. We'll see what happens — it seems as though Adobe is making some hard decisions.