open source

nanomsg was a once-bright alternative to ZeroMQ. The project had a lot going for it: It was a rewrite by the original author. It was a rewrite in C, and there were really solid technical arguments at the time why C was the right language It was MIT-licensed, which was more commercially friendly than LGPL […]

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I meet a lot of developers who have bought into the hype about open source. It’s great! It’s going to save the world from the perils of proprietary software! Or failing that, just produce free, high-quality software for many conceivable purposes. I’m a little more skeptical. But I’ve not read a proposal that adequately addresses […]

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