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Blue Skies for Open Source

“Weather.com, the online arm of Atlanta-based Weather Channel
Interactive Inc., last month moved its final customer-facing,
proprietary application to open source. Chief Technology Officer
Dan Agronow doesn’t say whether his staff broke a bottle of bubbly
over the new MySQL app server that replaced an Oracle system, but
you can tell he’s happy.

“He excitedly lists other recent and impending tools for
weather-obsessed consumers: mobile apps for the iPhone, gadgets for
Vista and Google, and mashups combining Java, JavaScript, Flash and
Microsoft Virtual Earth. And they’re mostly built with and totally
run on open-source technology…”


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