What’s next on Facebook’s mobile agenda: Open source

If there were two themes that could sum up Facebook’s public product agenda over the least year, they would be open source and mobile.

Naturally, there is room for overlap here, which was the subject of an engineering whiteboard discussion at the social network’s global headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. on Wednesday.

James Pearce from Facebook’s Open Source team suggested to the press in attendance that Facebook’s motivation could be described as “enlightened benevolence,” meaning sharing “what we’re working on with the world of developers.”