Laszlo is an open source platform for the development and delivery of rich Internet applications on the World Wide Web. It is released under the OSI-certified Common Public License.
How does Laszlo’s solution differ from Macromedia’s offerings?
Unlike Macromedia’s rich Internet application platform, which is primarily targeted to designers, artists and multimedia developers, Laszlo’s goal is to meet the needs of developers while delivering applications with superior functionality. Our solution takes advantage of the compact and reliable Flash player (a browser plug-in), but shares nothing else with Macromedia’s offerings. No knowledge whatsoever of Flash authoring arcana is required to build Laszlo applications — an approach embraced by application developers. Laszlo’s solution is a standards-based XML server that integrates into modern IT (J2EE or Java servlet) infrastructure.