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Google App Engine: Lock in, what lock in?

On occasion I encounter the argument that Google App Engine is a proprietary platform, which implies lock-in, which many developers consider a Bad Thing. I’d like to address that complaint.

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MongoSV: MongoDB conference in Silicon Valley

On December 4th, over 1,000 MongoDB users and contributors will converge upon Santa Clara for MongoSV, a full-day conference dedicated to the leading open source, NoSQL database.

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The White House releases its first open source app on Github

Don’t worry, hell has not frozen over. But the White House is very definitely not doing business — or government, rather — as usual. The U.S. government has released a repository of open source code for allowing citizens to create and vote on petitions, the same functionality that drives WhiteHouse.gov.