Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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A while ago I wrote a FeedFlare for FriendFeed, my second Google App Engine project. Monday morning, friendfeed.com announced that it has been acquired by Facebook. Anybody want to buy a slightly used FeedFlare?

A year ago I wrote about the importance of publishing the GPLd source used in commercial products, to avoid the public relations nightmare that comes of being accused of a GPL violation. One of the points in that article was of the SFLC suing Extreme Networks. I'm happy to report that the suit was settled in October 2008. I'm happy to report this because I imported busybox into the source tree at Extreme, and I really didn't want to get dragged in for depositions. Extreme's engineering management was convinced that waiting until somebody asked for the source code would be fine.