Adobe Systems has made two of its software development modules open source.
Both its Adam and Eve user interface modules have been made open source in a bid to encourage developers to write applications that support the Adobe products.
Adobe’s commitment to open source is so far limited as its main products only work on Windows and the Mac OS.
Adobe did however recently release a beta of its Adobe Reader software that runs on Linux.
Last month at the RSA conference in San Francisco, Adobe demonstrated persistent security which it said would address the need for protecting information within the standard form of business communication - electronic documents.
Using the technology Adobe claimed businesses would be able to protect the authenticity of a document, the integrity of its content, and the confidentiality of the communication.