2007 CNet: Adobe Helps Enliven Open Source
CNet is running a story entitled New players enliven open source summarizing important open source announcements and projects of 2007, stating that "In 2007, much of the open-source action happened outside the corridors of the usual corporate suspects."
The story then lists several companies and projects, and the very first reads: "Adobe Systems was one. It's long been a powerful proprietary-software company, but its acquisition of Macromedia led to a new sharing ethos. Shortly after a major donation of script-execution code to the Mozilla Foundation last year, Adobe announced in April the open-source release of its Flex tool for Flash programming."