All A-Twitter about Open Source


A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Facebook's broad-based embrace of open source, and how this represented yet another demonstration of the latter's power. Well, here's one more for the collection – not quite on the same scale as Facebook (not much is), but pretty significant, for obvious reasons:

Twitter loves open source.

Twitter is built on open-source software—here are the projects we have released or contribute to.

There then follows a list of twenty or so open source projects that Twitters draws on an contributes to, include the memorably-named Ostrich and Murder.

In a sense, this is a non-story: after all, does *anyone* these days not use open source for these kind of massive, rapidly-growing sites? Answers in not more than 140 characters, please...

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