These are exciting times for learning & talent management systems and for Adobe Flex. A few weeks ago at LMS 2007, Elliott Masie addressed what he saw as the powerful potential of Flex for visualization of enterprise learning and human performance information. As a follow-up, the Masie Center is working with Learning Consortium members and vendors to create a powerful proof-of-concept that demonstrate web services integration of enterprise applications. This proof-of-concept project will demonstrate how applications like HR, LMS/LCMS, ERP, CRM can be integrated for a "performance dashboard" to visualize related information from these systems, and even allow for taking action that spans applications.
Now, weeks after kicking-off this project Adobe has announced that Flex will become open source, over the course of 2007, under the Mozilla Public License.
May you live in interesting times.