I think most people can agree that the Flash platform suffers due to the lack of a healthy commercial component ecosystem. We have a fantastic, innovative, and highly prolific OSS culture, and even have a thriving market for small, inexpensive effects and simple components, but we lack the high-quality, well-supported, production-ready components that a commercial marketplace can provide.
This was the (perhaps poorly surfaced) core of my previous post. Adobe has not done a good job of encouraging a commercial marketplace, even often seeming to work against it.
It’s easy to complain, but a whole lot more valuable to actually contribute to a solution. With that in mind I thought it would make sense to solicit feedback on how to improve the environment for commercial libraries and components. I’ll work to consolidate the feedback, and try to funnel it to appropriate people at Adobe.
Of course, this can go beyond Adobe. Is there something that we can change as a community that would help?
So please, leave comments. This is brainstorming so toss in any ideas, comment or elaborate on other people’s ideas, and vote concepts up. Please just keep it focused, mature and respectful. Hopefully