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OSCON: Open Source Lazy About Social Web Services

Jul 22, 2010, 13:36 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joab Jackson)

"While open-source coders have done a remarkable job of providing a complete open-source software stack, they haven't kept up with the emergence of Web services, charges an executive from a prominent open-source foundation.

""When it comes to Web services, we've gotten lazy," Stormy Peters, executive director of the Gnome Foundation, told an audience of largely open-source developers at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), being held this week in Portland, Oregon.

""A lot of people have made sacrifices so that we could all use free software ... but when it comes to Web services, we don't have those freedoms," she said."

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