Open source has been a staple of software engineering at Adobe for many years. It’s an integral part of how a vast majority of software out there is written. Adobe’s commitment to open source is indisputable as demonstrated by their acquisition of Magento. Magento is a developer community that is comprised of 280,000 players, including technology partners, solution partners, and merchants. The Magento ecosystem is a community engineering initiative that runs on open source ethos, something that Adobe will continue to cultivate.
Faster Than Before
Key among Adobe’s commitment to open source is speed. The company aims to cut development time by streamlining the development process. For instance, the company has evolved the approval process for developers to contribute to open source projects. They made some changes to their contribution policy with the goal of encouraging employee involvement in open source projects, and it worked. That was even before the acquisition of Magento developer community.
Strategically Important or Personally Rewarding
The company roughly doubled its ranking on the list of the largest corporate open source contributors since last year – Adobe currently ranks16th. That’s not all, the company recently jumped 20 places on a similar list at GitHub active open source contributors. The acquisition of Magenta will go a long way in the realization of Adobe’s goal for faster and more accessible open source development. This development is strategically important or personally rewarding for many employees who contribute to open source projects.
About Adobe I/O
Adobe I/O offers everything a developer needs to integrate Adobe’s powerful marketing, document, and creative tools. The acquisition of Magento makes it even easier for those interested in open source projects. Adobe will double-down on the community’s commitment to the cloud for enterprise users. The company has promised to continue supporting the fundamental of the open source edition, albeit with a few changes.