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Social-network open-source project Diaspora named 'rookie of the year'

Jan 07, 2011, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katie Serignese)

"Aside from recognizing up-and-coming projects, which is mainly done for fun, the list also showed continued cloud-based development and movement into enterprises by open-source software.

"Thirty percent of the new projects (OpenStack, OpenStack Nova and ownCloud) are cloud-related and use the Affero General Public License, Marshall said.

"'This type of license ensures that if a project is hosted, any enhancement made to it is given back to the network community, Vescuso explained. "The AGPL license has been around a long time and is growing in popularity, but we're surprised to see it jump up to be [used in] 30% of the top 10. And I think it's indicative to the growth of the cloud.'"

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