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Monday, March 31, 2008

Adobe Joins Linux Foundation

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 together in a neutral setting.

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