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OpenSourceForum.com is now live!

by CruisingSOFTWARE In reply to CruisingSOFTWARE's Blog

We have finally gone live with <a href="http://www.opensourceforum.com/">http://www.OpenSourceForum.com/</a> <br />
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Please join us on there for insight and discussions on open source!<br /><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-SJ3SCz0yabME6HeIxBPPYUFIwd2R3sr5?p=4">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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The Flickrization of Yahoo!

by CruisingSOFTWARE In reply to CruisingSOFTWARE's Blog

"Indeed, the Flickr purchase helped ignite a larger strategy. Thanks to a new generation of managers like Butterfield and Fake, Yahoo is starting to see how user-generated content, or "social media," is a key weapon in its war against Google."<br />
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"This is an especially attractive idea to Yahoo veterans, since it harks back to the vision Yang and Yahoo co-founder David Filo had in their Stanford University dorm rooms: Categorize the Web and recommend the best sites for its users, using human editors. That vision had to be abandoned when the Web got too large. But this time the users and the editors will be one and the same, there will be enough to tackle the entire Internet--and Yahoo won't have to pay them."<br />
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  --  <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2005/12/01/8364623/index.htm">http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2005/12/01/8364623/i...</a> <br />
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BTW, in case you do not know, Flickr was written in PHP.  They have also built a messaging component in Java, but almost everything is in PHP, atleast up to the time that it was bought by Yahoo.  This is according the lead developer that did a presentation at a PHP conference just before the purchase.<br />
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And thay have continue this with the addition of Del.icio.us:<br />
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<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/10/technology/delicious_biz20_120905/index.htm">http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/10/technology/delicious_biz20_120905/index.htm</a> <br />
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To find out some more of their projects check out:<br />
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<a href="http://next.yahoo.com/">http://next.yahoo.com/</a> <br /><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-SJ3SCz0yabME6HeIxBPPYUFIwd2R3sr5?p=6">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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So what is open source?

by CruisingSOFTWARE In reply to CruisingSOFTWARE's Blog

The best place to get this answer is from the source, <a href="http://www.opensource.org/">http://www.opensource.org/</a> <br />
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<em> "The basic idea behind open source is very simple: When programmers can read, redistribute, and modify the source code for a piece of software, the software evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, people fix bugs. And this can happen at a speed that, if one is used to the slow pace of conventional software development, seems astonishing.</em> <br />
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<em> <em> We in the open source community have learned that this rapid evolutionary process produces better software than the traditional closed model, in which only a very few programmers can see the source and everybody else must blindly use an opaque block of bits."</em> <br />
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</em>If you are interested in a more complete definition please read the following page:<br />
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<a href="http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php">http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php</a> <br />
And for specific definitions or just to see a list of approved open source licenses:<br />
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<a href="http://www.opensource.org/licenses/">http://www.opensource.org/licenses/</a><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-SJ3SCz0yabME6HeIxBPPYUFIwd2R3sr5?p=9">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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