in Open Source

It’s the protocols, stupid!

(Via DJ Adams:) DJ reports on Tim O’Reilly’s talk at FOSDEM:

“Interoperability and open data formats may be more important than source code availability”

That’s something I have said before, and it’s becoming more obvious every day. The availability of source code does not make people jump on a product, but a solid open protocol is much more interesting. I see that happening with RSS, and even the Liberty Alliance Project seems to attract the big ones.

Leave a Reply

Webmentions

  • DeveloperZen.com

    Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range [IMG] Doing My Little Part- Weblog of Mark Finnern [IMG] Information Arbitrage [IMG] Software Alphabet Soup [IMG] The Village View [IMG] theotherthomasotter [IMG] Venture Chronicles [IMG] http://www.gadgetguy.de – The GadgetGuy [IMG] Yet Another Software Blog

  • DeveloperZen.com

    [IMG] Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range [IMG] Doing My Little Part- Weblog of Mark Finnern [IMG] Software Alphabet Soup [IMG] The Village View [IMG] theotherthomasotter [IMG] Venture Chronicles [IMG] http://www.gadgetguy.de – The GadgetGuy [IMG] Yet Another Software Blog

  • DeveloperZen.com

    [IMG] Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range [IMG] Doing My Little Part- Weblog of Mark Finnern [IMG] Software Alphabet Soup [IMG] The Village View [IMG] theotherthomasotter [IMG] Venture Chronicles [IMG] http://www.gadgetguy.de – The GadgetGuy [IMG] Yet Another Software Blog