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And if you develop any commercial components, no one will object if you post a notice here.
Also, be aware of the flexcomponents yahoo group. It is a great resource.
Thank you for your replies. The answers make us less uneasy about developing commercial Flex applications, but we are still wondering why there is no official statement by Adobe or a section in the license file on this topic.
Can we consider your answer an official statement, Mr. Erickson?
If not, do you know where we can ask? We already tried various support mail adresses of Adobe but we did not get any response yet.
I am not affiliated with Adobe nor am I a lawyer so do not take my word for it. That aside this very topic is talked about with many Adobe people, in these discussions they want a marketplace to happen. As for how this is spelled out in the EULA you will have to talk to a lawyer about that. Adobe doesn't not give statements over forums like this because this is why they have the EULA, and the Adobe people on the forums not lawyers either. Again this is just my 2 cents, take it for what its worth.
The thing is that we already discussed the Flex EULA with a lawyer and we came to the conclusion that it does not explicitly allow selling Flex applications.
I also read that Adobe wants a Flex component marketplace, but then there has to be a legal basis for that.
We would appreciate it if anybody can point us to a section of the EULA that resolves our doubts.
In another forum, an Adobe employee stated that Adobe wanted to setup a FAQ adressing exactly this kind of questions, but as far as I know, that never happened.
The EULA absolutely states that you can create components for Flex and then sell them. It is up to you how your own software is licensed. What the EULA restricts is the redistribution of the code or libraries that come with Flex. So if you build an application, you can sell it and allow it to be redistributed. If you build a component, you can sell it and allow it to be redistributed (but you need to ensure that you do not ship Flex framework code as well, basically make sure to extern the Flex code). You cannot distribute the Flex source. You cannot redistribute the Flex SWC files.
Hope this helps,
Flex Product Manager
thanks for putting this straight.