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In various places Macromedia has hinted that there is likely to be a lower cost version of Flex on the way with the Flex 2.0 release. You can piece this together from a few different articles and blogs, such as the Flex FAQ, macromedia annouces Zorn, but this FAQ gives the general impression that Zorn will be the next version of Flex builder.
More recently, Mike Chambers blogged about Zorn, and indicated it would be possible to use Zorn to write and deploy MXML/AS applications without the use of a Flex server. This seems to imply that Zorn will contain a flex compiler, so building Flex apps won’t require anything more than the Zorn IDE.
He went on to say that "…we have always planned to create tiered offerings around Flex, but we wanted to establish a foothold in the enterprise and make sure we got the programming model right before doing so. With the next version of Flex, we’re ready to take that step. So Zorn will not only be a great tool for existing Flex customers, it will also open up the Flex framework and Flash Platform to a much larger number of developers"
Again, a real clear indication of a lower price point for Zorn, than the current Flex model. We can only assume, that by "tiered offerings" he is saying that Zorn will not contain all the functionality of the full Flex server, but he clearly leads us to believe it will contain enough to empower the masses to start building Rich Internet Apps with MXML.