(OpenLogic Engineer) Brad's 9 yo daughter uses a program called Hackety Hack to learn and write Ruby. She wrote a program to download an mp3 and play it the other day. When she asked Brad what he was working on, he replied "basically the same thing".
Open sourcing a project, releasing an existing project, under an open source license, is hard to do well. The SnapLogic blog has a good essay on it, Constructing the Bazaar: Taking advantage of the open-source development model in your project. The three main points in the article are:
Here's a reason to ignore people who give flippant advice (in this case me). Following is an interaction I had with my co-worker Rod who sits right next to me this morning .
Google is coming out with a standard "social graph" called OpenSocial. This social graphing tool would store users' information and who they were friends with, then all the social networking applications (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc) could use that data instead of asking you to recreate it each time.
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