The open source movement has changed not only software development, but business as a whole—forever. While just ten years ago open source still seemed a novelty, today there isn’t a company (or consumer) on the planet that doesn’t depend on open source software, whether knowingly or not. As such, some of open source’s biggest and earliest detractors are now its most enthusiastic supporters.
At Adobe, we, too, have come to depend more and more on open source software. Across our product range, open source increasingly sits at the heart of our most innovative products. Indeed, it’s hard to even imagine how a product like Adobe Experience Manager could function without open source, given that over half the underlying code comes from the open source community. This allows us to build on the shoulders of giants, as it were.