Lightspark is a 3rd-party implementation of Adobe’s Flash Player, written by Alessandro Pignotti and entirely created from scratch using the open specification of the Flash-format SWF. No reverse-engineering was done.
It is being said, that even hardware-acceleration is supported using OpenGL. Lightspark is claimed to be compatible to ActionScript3 and Flash Player version 9.
Its goal is to provide a faster, stable and more open version of Adobe’s Flash Player.
Sounds really exciting to me so far!
Who said that Flash technology is not open?
If it is wasn’t, Lightspark wouldn’t be possible.