Adobe Online Store – not for India?

I have raised this issue in past, Mrinal Wadhwa raises the same issue, where he is not being able to buy FlexBuilder 3.

It’s hard to get in touch with resellers, most of the resellers have never heard of FlexBuilder (yeah true) and resellers want four weeks time to deliver, four weeks? I can finish a good small project in that time :-)
I wonder, why we (people from India) can not buy software from Adobe online store? There might be reasons but is Adobe working to solve/fix those issues (tax or whatever)?

BTW! This gives me another reason to evangelize opensource-flex. All the events, I attend, I say: We don’t need FlexBuilder, we can do everything with Flex SDK.

Now I am going to say: We don’t need FlexBuilder, we can’t buy even if we want to, let’s not waste our time. Start using Flex SDK – that’s all we need :-)
I am very hopeful, we would start seeing opensource tools for flex development. I would love to be part of any such project and can contribute in anyway – hey I am totally cool with Java, so count me in ;-)
BTW! I have got some ideas, I would start some projects soon.
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  • http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com Mrinal Wadhwa

    Thanks for the sentimental echo, I hope someone from adobe responds.
    Yes we can do everything with the SDK, but Flex Builder helps in many ways …. for me the most prominent reason to buy Flex Builder 3 is the profiler but other than that there are many subtle ways in which Flex Builder saves me time.
    I would love to get involved with open source flex tools development, my java ain’t that bad either ;) … so let me know.

  • http://digitallyinsane.wordpress.com Anupam

    This is really causing problem to so many developers in India, and I think we got a good base in India :)
    Would love to see some open source tool which I can use to build Flex Application. :D
    I hope someone from Adobe look in to this :)
    Cheers!
    Anupam

  • http://weblogs.macromedia.com/jd John Dowdell

    For what it’s worth, I had passed this blogposts around internally in the previous few weeks. I don’t think the decisionmakers have as regular a public contact as us technical folks do, though, so it’s not unusual that we haven’t seen public feedback yet. I’ll bump your post internally, though.
    I know that there are signficant regulatory and accounting barriers to opening an online store in a new area. That’s my guess of what the core issue may be, although I don’t have any specific internal knowledge of this area myself.
    cu, jd/adobe

  • http://www.abdulqabiz.com/blog Abdul Qabiz

    Hi JD,
    I know, you were the first and only person (if I remember) who has been pursuing this issue. I really appreciate it.
    I am sure there are issues but wondering, if there is any work going on in that direction.
    Thanks again for the comment.
    -abdul