SOURCE: The Linux Foundation
March 31, 2008 00:01 ET
Adobe Joins Linux Foundation With Focus on Linux for Web 2.0 Applications
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2008) - The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit
organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced
that Adobe Systems Incorporated is joining the Foundation. Adobe is joining
the LF to collaborate on the advancement of Linux as a leading platform for
rich Internet applications (RIA) and Web 2.0 technologies.
"Adobe's decision to join the LF is a natural extension of its commitment
to open standards and open source, which demonstrates its leadership and
foresight in the software industry," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at
The Linux Foundation. "Adobe's membership will contribute to our goal of
increasing even more application development on Linux with a specific
emphasis on Web 2.0 applications."
"Adobe delivers key RIA technologies for Linux users, such as Adobe®
Flash® Player and now Adobe AIR™, to deploy RIAs in the browser and on
the desktop," said David McAllister, director of standards and open source
at Adobe. "The Linux Foundation is a valuable resource, providing a forum
where we can work with the community to ensure Adobe RIA technologies are
compatible across the Linux software platform."
Today, application development is increasing on the Internet, where Linux
is the platform of choice for Amazon, Facebook, Google, and many others.
The Linux development community offers an active, collaborative environment
where software developers can increase their innovation related to new
web-based technologies and opportunities.
Adobe will join other LF members at the Linux Foundation's Annual
Collaboration Summit next week in Austin, TX. The Collaboration Summit,
which included more than 230 leaders from the Linux community during its
debut year in 2007, is designed to accelerate collaboration and problem
solving by bringing together key stakeholders in a neutral setting. To
apply for registration, please visit:
About the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the
growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of
Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open
source companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation
promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by providing unified resources
and services needed for open source to successfully compete with closed
platforms. For more information, please visit www.linux-foundation.org.
Trademarks: The Linux Foundation and Linux Standard Base are trademarks of
The Linux Foundation. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Adobe, Flash
and AIR are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems
Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Third party marks
and brands are the property of their respective holders.