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[News] Major Microblogging Services Cuddle Up to Free Software

  • Subject: [News] Major Microblogging Services Cuddle Up to Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 08:28:49 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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All A-Twitter about Open Source

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| Twitter loves open source. 
| [...]
| In a sense, this is a non-story: after all, 
| does *anyone* these days not use open source 
| for these kind of massive, rapidly-growing 
| sites?


It's not just Twitter

,----[ Quote ]
| A recent Washington Post story observed that 
| Twitter loves open source. Twitter's not the 
| only ones. Most, if not all, social networks 
| are built on top of Linux and open-source 
| software.
| When the writer wrote that Twitter loves open 
| source he wasn't exaggerating. He was quoting 
| from Twitter's About Open-Source page. There, 
| Twitter states that, "Twitter is built on 
| open-source software-here are the projects we 
| have released or contribute to." 


Twitter Loves Open Source: Just Not as Much as Status.net

,----[ Quote ]
| News is making the rounds that Twitter has put 
| up a directory showing all the open source 
| projects it loves, which in real terms means 
| the projects that Twitter contributes to. It's 
| an impressive list of projects, including 
| cachet, its Java-based text-processing 
| software for handling Tweets, contributions to 
| several Ruby tools, and other major 
| contributions. Of course, notably absent is 
| the actual platform that runs Twitter itself â 
| so the love only runs so deep, apparently.



Twitter to use BitTorrent for upgrades

,----[ Quote ]
| The company is now planning to use the Open
| Source Bit Tornado torrent client to
| distribute updates from a seed server to a
| swarm of peer servers.

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