On wednesday the 19th of June Tom Harwood of Macromedia Server Products, CFML Language Development posted a Lisence Approval Request for the “Macromedia Open Source License” to the Open Source Initiative
You can follow the discussion/thread at the Opensource.org mailinglist. The reception of the request has been good, although the license in many ways appear as a vanity license, as pointed out in the discussion of the request and by Steve Mallett that picked up the posting to the list.
In my opinion this is a good first step. hopefully Macromedia will go along with using the Common Public License, I tend to agree with David Johnson (Usermode.org) in his worries that the CPL license could end up as several hundred identical CPL’s with just the name of the license changed.
SwfNews also picked up on the story, and the following discussion focused on what Macromedia might want to open source. There were suggesions that Macromedia might open source the Flash “remoting server” or maybe the Flash player, but I think the safest bet was that of John Dowdell, that Macromedia is looking into open sourcing extensions to the ColdFusion Markup Language.