Someone posted a message on the Atlanta ColdFusion User Group list asking what the recent announcement about open sourcing the Flash Player scripting engine meant when looking at the bigger picture.
Adam Churvis replied with the following:
Before I go any further I must say that I respect Adam. He’s been an active community member for years, he knows his stuff, he is a great developer, and he’s also a really good teacher and author. But honestly, this reply is so off base that it is just plain silly.
And as for ColdFusion, whoa Adam, where did that come from? I’ll state this quite emphatically – there are no plans to open source ColdFusion or dump it on anyone (and yes, I know some of you would love for us to open source CF, but that’s a separate discussion). The only plans we have right now are the ones we are working on, building ColdFusion Scorpio (which is currently in alpha). So unless Adam has access to information that neither I nor the entire CF team has, the statement about “washing their hands clean of ColdFusion” (and “relatively soon”, too) is not just meaningless and baseless conjecture, it’s probably more accurately described as ignorant rambling (and I sure hope that it has nothing to do with him offering .NET training targeted at ColdFusion developers and with him being a “BlueDragon Alliance Founding Committee” member, that would be a real shame).