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Open source

Slide Week: A Brief History of Open Source

Open source has apparently been around for 35 yrs according to this presentation.  There is no doubt how open source availability has changed the economics of enterprise software and helped fuel the growth of the cloud and this history of open source is very helpful to better understand how we got to where we are today in software. Many thanks to Francois Marier for putting this presentation which puts open source in a historical context.

Pimpin Software Ain’t Easy

A wickedly fun presentation on java frameworks of some type.  The description isa bunch of fun from Amy Hoy as well:

Even if you don’t agree with evil marketing, you want people to use your stuff. Right? Right. That’s why you shared it with the world in the first place. Whether it’s open source or commercial, you should do right by your project by pimping it effectively.

Compares the marketing copy of Prototype.js vs JQuery as a case study. (Prototype is losing marketshare to JQuery and really needs an overhaul.)