“I think what they did was absolutely evil,” Ellison said, putting the blame squarely on Page’s shoulders. “I don’t see how he thinks you can just copy someone else’s stuff.”
Guest Post Where I work, we’ve chosen an open source model to address the need for innovation.
Specifically, we open our doors to novel early-stage companies to test their solutions in our system. Entrepreneurs and inventors all need a secure testing ground for their ideas, and we’re always on the lookout for ways to improve care and reduce costs.
“You can build a person, build a group, build a spaceship, or build a Cylon,” Mehr says with a smile.
The good news is that software keeps getting better, with fewer than one error per thousand lines of code. The bad news is that both large open-source projects and small proprietary software projects tend to have worse quality than average.
Guest Post Q: Why is Chrome spawning a new browser engine?
A: The WebKit maintainers wouldn’t let us attack Apple directly, by changing WebKit in ways that would make it perform badly on OS X and iOS.
Google pledged to not use its arsenal of patent weapons offensively today, taking a stand on open source and patents that is anti-patent troll, pro-competition, and pro-freedom to create, innovate, and code.
Know Linux? You’re in for a job or two. A new report shows Linux experience is in greater demand — and, hiring managers say, harder to find — than in past years.
Why is the founder and former president of the Free Software Foundation of Europe currently leading a for-profit software company in the groupware space?
What’s the best new open-source project of them all? GitHub’s got about 10 good guesses on that subject.
Credit-card-sized computer Raspberry Pi now has an app store for games, programs, tools and tutorials.
Richard Stallman, the grand old man of open source software and president of the Free Software Foundation, is calling Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux “spyware” and calling on the open source community to uninstall the software, shun the company, and “give Canonical whatever rebuff is needed to make it stop.”
It’s unlikely that you, Dear Reader, will ever experience the big-data challenges or infrastructure demands of a Facebook-scale, billion-user software platform. But if you do, you’ll be happy to know that the company is sharing a sip of its secret sauce today.
In addition, VentureBeat has discovered, Authentec has discontinued both the original security software and its replacement … and deleted the evidence from its website (though not from Google’s cache).
Editor's Pick This is the second of a two-part exclusive on Facebook’s involvement with and creation of open source technologies. The first installment focused on hardware. For these articles, we spoke with two of Facebook’s open source gurus, David Recordon and Amir Michael, about how the company is opening its infrastructure to other developers and organizations.