Early next year, Adobe systems will release the source of its data and messaging framework to further the adoption of rich Internet applications. Christened as BlazeDS, the product will be available under the lesser General Public License (GPL).

An excerpt from News.com:

Called BlazeDS, the software is a subset of Adobe’s full-featured LiveCycle Data Services ES, which it will continue to sell to its corporate customers.

The software is not meant to replace other messaging products, such as enterprise service buses, Costa said. Instead, it can get data from messaging software to move data between databases or enterprise applications and Flash clients, he said.

In addition, Adobe will make available documentation for its Action Message Format (AMF) binary data protocol. This protocol is the format used for supporting BlazeDS communication services. The move will further the development of push-based applications connected to back-end data services.

More information:

Adobe open sources BlazeDS (ZDNet)

Adobe to Open Source Messaging Protocols (InternetNews)

Adobe offers source code for messaging technology (Channel Web)