writes "Well, it appears that Macromedia is going to open source their Flash player. There is a article at benews which contains an purported e-mail from Macromedia's Flash Player Manager. "
From what the e-mail says they will be "releasing the Flash Player Source Code SDK & Flash
File Format (SWF) SDK, in mid January."Update: 01/07 02:39
:A very big thank you to David Michie who helped bring me up to speed-looks like SWF has been open for quite some time, and Macromedia had announced the opening of the source back in May. Check out OpenSWF.org
for more information.