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Linux.com: MyHeritage.com Marries Open, Closed, and "Shared" Source

Sep 01, 2006, 09:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"Founder and CEO Gilad Japhet calls MyHeritage.com 'a genealogy-based social network.' MyHeritage.com is written in PHP, but Japhet and his staff are testing the code on Windows ASP servers, using Phalanger, a 'shared source' compiler that lets PHP run on .Net.

"Japhet founded MyHeritage.com in 2003. 'We were seeing a lot of success with social networks, but no one was targeting the most natural social unit--the family.' At MyHeritage.com, users can create community sites for their families and friends. Japhet says it is like MySpace.com, but 'it doesn't only belong to one person, it belongs to the entire family. They can get in touch, and share news, files, and historical photos, and post entries to the family tree...'"

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