Adobe has a massive, multi-billion dollar software business, roughly $0.00 of which has traditionally depended on open source. The company is on a tear, blowing out its last few quarters.
And yet, and yet, the company apparently sees a future in open source. Just ask Kevin Lynch, Adobe's chief technology officer, who suggested that Adobe will be doing more and more with open source:We're really working to increase our usage of open-source technologies and to contribute to open-source. Because we developed AIR so openly, we were able to share it with developers and make sure we were developing the right things.
So it's not just to be cool. There's a compelling reason for Adobe to adopt more open source. And it has: SQLite, Flash Player (significant chunks of it), Flex, etc. etc. Adobe has been getting closer and closer to open source. Why?
Because Adobe recognizes the power and allure of the Internet, Lynch notes:… Read more