Items tagged open-source, quora in 2013
Is there an open source (or freely accessible) database of geofence coordinates for common places, such as cities or national parks?
Take a look at Flickr’s openly licensed shapefiles:[... 59 words]
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By doing exactly what they’re doing already: adding more sophisticated rate limiting, and preventing users from using common weak passwords.[... 80 words]
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To my knowledge they fund almost all of the development work on RabbitMQ, Redis and the Spring Java framework.[... 38 words]
Releasing open source software is a lot of work. You need to extract it from your own proprietary systems, clean it up, document it, release it and them deal with support queries, incoming bug fixes, suggestions and feature requests.[... 192 words]
For developers and Startup Founders, what software licenses would you prefer to use instead of open source options, if you had unlimited funding?
With unlimited funding... I’d still prefer to build my company on open source licensed components. It’s not about the price (heck, I’d use my unlimited funding to support the projects my company benefited from)—it’s about the freedom to understand exactly how everything works, fix stuff that doesn’t, and benefit from the community of others solving the same kinds of problems.[... 91 words]
I’d say the open source browser engines, Gecko (Firefox) and WebKit (Safari, Chrome, iOS, Android) are probably some of the most important and widely used pieces of open source code these days.[... 51 words]