Turns out Microsoft and Adobe won't be the only players in the rich Internet application space when Silverlight and AIR are ready. Massachusetts-based Curl will be open sourcing some of its tools in the coming weeks, says ZDNet blogger Paula Rooney.
According to the company's chief strategy officer, Curl will release its "client libraries and the web service developers' kit." This from the ZDNet piece:
"The key challenge to this is building a community," Dash said, noting that releasing parts of its technology into the open source world will speed up its evolution and integration with other platforms.
And he's not worried about competing with Microsoft and Adobe because not many companies are focused on client-side Web 2.0 technology yet, the story says.