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Blue Skies for Open Source

Oct 18, 2007, 18:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Hall)

"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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