Not So Intuitive

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Intuit is not a company that I write about, for the simple reason that it has no open source products that I am aware of. That makes this move of note:

This morning we are announcing a new open source community for developers interested in creating connected online applications for small businesses. The community, at code.intuit.com, lets developers work with Intuit and each other to build better Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications that solve important small business problems via the Intuit Partner Platform (IPP).

So let me get this straight: here we have a proprietary software company helping open source coders build software as a service applications. I can't help feeling that this is a rather feeble attempt to plug into the power of openness without really engaging with it. Maybe it's a toe in the water exercise, and we'll finally see Intuit release some code of its own, but don't hold your breath....

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