Open Source Flash Development and WorldKit

Handy article, “Towards Open Source Flash Development” by Carlos Rovira.

Background to looking at this is some great news: Mikel Maron is open-sourcing the WorldKit system, a lightweight Flash/SWF-based Web mapping application. So I’m interested to find some open source tools that would allow me to rebuild it from source.

I also wonder whether SVG hackers might be interested to port some of it to SVG/Javascript. WorldKit supports geo/rss location tagging, so I’m also curious about what it’d take to get full RDF support in there. Has anybody made an RDF parser for SWF/Flash yet?