Adobe Joins Linux Foundation Ranks, Adds AIR for Linux

Lora Bentley

Weeks after releasing its Flex 3 development tools, Adobe has released a test version of its integrated run-time environment for rich Internet applications, according to InformationWeek. With the release, the story says, the company also announced it has joined the Linux Foundation -- specifically to focus on Web 2.0 technology for Linux.


In a statement, Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin said:

Adobe's decision to join the Linux Foundation is a natural extension of its commitment to open standards and open source, which demonstrates its leadership and foresight in the software industry.

But as InformationWeek writer J. Nicholas Hoover notes, it might be a while before the company -- whose full-feature flagship product, Photoshop, is still very proprietary (and pricey) -- wraps its arms fully around the open source movement.

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