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Wi-Fi Net News: Boingo Goes Open Source

May 17, 2006, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glenn Fleishman)

"When you hear open source, you think about software that has broad interest for either horizontal (think Firefox for everyone) or large niche (think Gimp for photo editing) communities. Many well-known open-source projects involve hundreds of regular developers, some who are employees of firms like HP and IBM, and thousands of occasional projects. Boingo Wireless's release of the Boingo Embedded Wi-Fi Toolkit has little to do with projects like Firefox or Gimp, although the principles of implicit broad use licensing without advance separate permission and sharing of revisions in the codebase are what makes Boingo's new effort open source. The software will be available at Sourceforge by the end of May..."

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