Future in the cloud: Mozilla's online editor moves to Ajax.org
Unlike Skywriter, which uses the <canvas> HTML element, Ace uses the Document Object Model (DOM) for rendering; this makes the editor compatible with a wider range of browsers. The developers said that making the editor part of the Cloud9 IDE also brings the "development in the cloud" idea forward. This is has become less of a focus for the Mozilla Foundation, they said in their announcement. As part of the merger, Ajax.org has agreed to relicense the entire Ace package under a triple licence (MPL, LGPL, GPL), making it easier for developers to use the editor in commercial projects.
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