Facebook Puts its SaaS Where its Mouth is
Jun 03, 2008, 15:45 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Facebook announced on Monday that a large portion of its 3rd
party application platform was available as open source.
"Since you're going to ask, weâ€™ll go ahead
and tell you: It's licensed under the Common Public Attribution
License (CPAL). My first thought when I saw Facebook was using the
CPAL was that their intent was to release a 'developer sandbox' and
not a project that they expected people to pick up and run with.
But that just may be the GPL talking. In the long run the choice of
the Common Public Attribution License may be more significant than
just making Facebook developerâ€™s lives easier.
It may signal a change in how software on the web is