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Yet another open source RIA tool

It's true that, when Rich Internet Application technologies like AJAX first emerged, the tools for creating such files left something to be desired. What seems to have happened since is that many companies have created their own tools, and now want to gain some benefit from that.
Written by Dana Blankenhorn, Inactive on

TIBCO has made its General Interface open source and it is now available for download.

This comes just weeks after Adobe brought its AIR tool to Linux, and less than two months after Ariba took its AribaWeb open source and Sun called its JavaFX the fastest growing RIA tool in the market.

How many such tools do we need?

Appcelerator, created in 2007 to commercialize its open source RIA tools, raised $4.1 million to bring its AIR competitor to market in December.

It's true that, when Rich Internet Application technologies like AJAX first emerged, the tools for creating such files left something to be desired. What seems to have happened since is that many companies have created their own tools, and now want to gain some benefit from that.

But how many can? Is there such a thing as open source saturation?

Can you tell me some differences among these tools, and which may offer special benefits?

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