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Happy Fourth Anniversary, Open@Adobe

This month marks the fourth anniversary of the Open@Adobe initiative,  a site presenting a view of  the openness efforts at Adobe. We'd like to take this opportunity to reflect on how Adobe has taken an active and leading role in helping to enhance, expand and make the Web open over the past few years.

Active Participation... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-06-05

Behind the scenes with Theseus, an open source JavaScript debugger for Brackets

Recently, Adobe released Theseus 0.4, a JavaScript debugger extension for Brackets. The above link will lead you to its home in Adobe Research organization on GitHub, which is home to a number of seriously cool projects.  Theseus is released under the MIT license.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-08-29

GCview, an open source visualization framework for memory management systems

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Recently, Adobe released GCview, a web application that was developed to visualize and monitor memory usage in the V8 JavaScript engine, as an open source technology. The above link will lead you to its home in the Adobe Research organization on Github, which is also home to a number of seriously cool projects. GCview is released under the Apache Software License.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-08-16

Open Intelligence and Dancing Robots at OSCON 2013

"The future us already here. It's just unevenly distributed." -William Gibson

Well, it's the week after the OSCON 2013 conference held in sunny and warm Portland. And as usual, there was more activity at the show that is possible for one person to encompass.

First, some general observations about the show. This may have been the strongest program across all categories in the last seven OSCON events I have attended. With very few exceptions, the speakers were knowledgeable and informative, able to present meaningful information in a concise, retainable manner.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-07-30

Just a manic Monday

Next week is OSCON in Portland and I will be there ready to learn the latest and greatest in the world of open source.

It's, as always, a powerful program with more things I'd like to attend than I can attend. So where is my holographic multi-persona anyway? (and kudos to the folks who managed wade through several hundred abstracts to get to this lineup.)

So here are some of my personal schedule highlights:... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-07-15

Friday Philosophies

Companies these days are increasingly reliant on open source software. Whether it is external open source, or the planned release of internal technology under an open-source license, companies need to understand the rewards and risks involved. However, developers seldom like to follow intricate detailed checklist for quantifying risk within open source usage, or determining the needs for open source release. Therefore, a company needs to establish some basic structures or processes that help guide the decision-making process to a satisfactory conclusion, and as light a weight manner as possible.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-07-12

Open Source and the OpenStand Principles

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Last week, March 9, I had the privilege of representing Adobe at the Open Futures reception and meet up at SXSW, hosted by IEEE, W3C, Cisco and Adobe. The event was fun, full of excitement and indicative of the importance standards play in our ever-changing interconnected world. The event was in support of OpenStand, a movement dedicated to promoting a set of principles that enable standards to keep pace with technology and provide access to all.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-03-15

It’s almost Open Source Think Tank 2013 time

The Open Source Think Tank has consistently delivered a chance to work with some of the brightest minds to answer tough issues and drive new solutions, to discover new ways of innovating and catch up on changes in the industry.  This is my one "can't miss" event each year.

As usual, the event is targeted at senior executives (and bright people irregardless) to discuss the currents and directions for open source in the industry.  Over time, the OSTT has evolved into its format of panels, discussions, group think sessions, all targeted at discovering and inventing ways that open source principles and practices can solve complex problems.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-02-20

Dem Bones, dem bones, dem Dragonbones

In gamification, one of my favorite mechanics is unexpected surprise and delight. For instance, on my drive to the train ever day, I pass a six foot tall tyrannosaur rex. It was a surprise (and a smile) when it first appeared.  Of course, passing it every day would soon become normal, and soon invisible.

However, every now and again Rex appears in costume, relevant to the season and time.  I've seen him as an Easter Bunny, dressed for Halloween, chomping Rudolph during the holidays. The changes make us all watch for him to appear, to see what new things have appeared. (Right now he's dressed as a San Francisco 49′er, in time for the Super  Bowl.) So, imagine my surprise and delight to discover a new open source technology release, Dragonbones.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-02-01

OpenatAdobe: RT @AdobeEdu: Educators -- We have a special deal for you & your students! Get 60% off #Adobe Creative Cloud Student & Teacher E ...

OpenatAdobe: RT @AdobeEdu: Educators -- We have a special deal for you & your students! Get 60% off #Adobe Creative Cloud Student & Teacher E ...
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-10-05

OpenatAdobe: The future of open source thinking session at Open World Forum. Really wish I could be there. Opinions? Not me! http://t.co/qY2hjH0v

OpenatAdobe: The future of open source thinking session at Open World Forum. Really wish I could be there. Opinions? Not me! http://t.co/qY2hjH0v
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-10-05

OpenatAdobe: Bruce Perens statement on Open Source Community: http://t.co/sUfQC1OG. Paraphrased, there is no organized community.

OpenatAdobe: Bruce Perens statement on Open Source Community: http://t.co/sUfQC1OG. Paraphrased, there is no organized community.
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-10-05

OpenatAdobe: Standards and Open Source worlds collide: http://t.co/OeSdpnbf

OpenatAdobe: Standards and Open Source worlds collide: http://t.co/OeSdpnbf
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-10-03

Impact Imminent: Open Source and Standards

Many years ago I wrote a posting on the similarities between standards development and open source.  It seems like now would be a good time to revisit that topic, given all the activities that are blurring the barriers.

The premise still remains.  Standards are designed to stabilize a technology or interface, package or connection. Open source is driven by continual development. Standards tend to update and publish on a schedule measured in years, while open source updates and publishes in sometimes days. Standards drive the status quo. Open source  (often) drives innovation.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-10-02

Announcing Source Code Pro

Last month the Adobe Type team released their first open source type family, Source Sans. To date, the fonts for Source Sans have been downloaded over 67,000 times from SourceForge. Today, the team is following up on the release with an open source monospaced type family adapted from Source Sans – appropriately named Source Code. Six weights of Source Code and source files can be download from the Open@Adobe portal on SourceForge and you can clone and fork the project on GitHub. The fonts are also available for web through Typekit, WebINK, and Google Web Fonts.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-09-24

OpenatAdobe: RT @Adobe: Adobe’s own Andrew Kirkpatrick introduces you to the new standard for PDF #accessibility: PDF/UA: http://t.co/V0Fk5BK6

OpenatAdobe: RT @Adobe: Adobe’s own Andrew Kirkpatrick introduces you to the new standard for PDF #accessibility: PDF/UA: http://t.co/V0Fk5BK6
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-08-24

OpenatAdobe: RT @Adobe: The must-go conference for photographers and #Photoshop users is coming. What's it like to attend? Watch this: http://t.co/X1 ...

OpenatAdobe: RT @Adobe: The must-go conference for photographers and #Photoshop users is coming. What's it like to attend? Watch this: http://t.co/X1 ...
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-08-24

OpenatAdobe: Jacket zipped walking to work & wanting gloves. Must be August in the Silicon Valley.

OpenatAdobe: Jacket zipped walking to work & wanting gloves. Must be August in the Silicon Valley.
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-08-24

OpenatAdobe: RT @AndreCharland: The new PhoneGap Build UI is the hotness! http://t.co/NpoGR33B props @hitsmachines http://t.co/Gy54BCyn

OpenatAdobe: RT @AndreCharland: The new PhoneGap Build UI is the hotness! http://t.co/NpoGR33B props @hitsmachines http://t.co/Gy54BCyn
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-08-16

OpenatAdobe: RT @brackets: A new version of @Brackets is available for download (Sprint 12). Now with enhanced HTML code hinting! -- http://t.co/Xfq6CZXP

OpenatAdobe: RT @brackets: A new version of @Brackets is available for download (Sprint 12). Now with enhanced HTML code hinting! -- http://t.co/Xfq6CZXP
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-08-16

OpenatAdobe: RT @vincent_hardy: Yeah! First public working draft of "Compositing and Blending" has been published! http://t.co/ki9GjjAH

OpenatAdobe: RT @vincent_hardy: Yeah! First public working draft of "Compositing and Blending" has been published! http://t.co/ki9GjjAH
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-08-16

OpenatAdobe: RT @tpryan: Want more info about working with multiple mobile devices & Adobe Shadow? There's an indepth web seminar coming up: htt ...

OpenatAdobe: RT @tpryan: Want more info about working with multiple mobile devices & Adobe Shadow? There's an indepth web seminar coming up: htt ...
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-08-15

OpenatAdobe: RT @awkawk: RT @pyro1234: A well written article by @LeonieWatson on making iOS apps accessible to blind users who use VoiceOver. http: ...

OpenatAdobe: RT @awkawk: RT @pyro1234: A well written article by @LeonieWatson on making iOS apps accessible to blind users who use VoiceOver. http: ...
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-08-15

OpenatAdobe: should be good. RT @FCC: time for FCC's Developing with Accessibility 2 day event on 9/6 & 9/7! RSVP: http://t.co/Adoc5bs9 #DevAcc

OpenatAdobe: should be good. RT @FCC: time for FCC's Developing with Accessibility 2 day event on 9/6 & 9/7! RSVP: http://t.co/Adoc5bs9 #DevAcc
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-08-15

OpenatAdobe: RT @mattmay: Congrats to the PDF/UA team (including Adobe's own @pdfsage and @gpisocky) for producing a global PDF accessibility standar ...

OpenatAdobe: RT @mattmay: Congrats to the PDF/UA team (including Adobe's own @pdfsage and @gpisocky) for producing a global PDF accessibility standar ...
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-08-15