Wi-Fi Net News: Boingo Goes Open Source

“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


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