Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Adobe Flex -- one of Adobe's newer projects for developing cross-platform rich Internet applications -- is now being open-sourced. Adobe announced today that they will be moving Flex to an open-source model under the Mozilla Public License (MPL). Flex applications will be able to run in any web browser on all major platforms and on the desktop when using Adobe Apollo. The transition to a fully open-source project is expected by the end of 2007. More information is available in the Adobe Labs Wiki.