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Adobe Announces Open-Source Collaboration with Sourceforge

Today, Adobe announced an expansion of its open-source activities and a collaboration with Sourceforge, called “Open@Adobe.”

“Open@Adobe is a site aggregating Adobe’s openness programs, which includes source code hosting, such as the Adobe® Flex framework, and contributions from Adobe to standards organizations, as well as specifications.”

Dave McAllister, Director of Open Source and Standards (OSS) at Adobe Systems said the company’s “current repository was not meeting the desire to allow our projects to evolve in multiple directions simultaneously.” So the decision was made to collaborate with Sourceforge, which recently rolled out an open source forge development platform.

The Geeknet-run web-based source code repository acts as a central location where developers can manage and maintain open source software.

“SourceForge,” McAllister continued. “gave us the ability to support all of the things we needed and the flexibility to replace things we wanted to. SourceForge and the new development forge gives us the ability to connect our developer community to a global community.”

The Open Source Forge is a new platform at SourceForge. The “first instantiation” of the new platform, according to Geeknet’s Jeff Bates, VP of Products, is Open@Adobe.

“By utilizing SourceForge, Adobe benefits from SourceForge’s new forge platform and large global community, while saving time and resources required to maintain a large repository of code and documentation.”

The repository currently holds 267,000 open source projects and facilitates just under three million downloads per day.

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