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June 30, 2010

Taobao joins open source

Filed under: Great Days — colyli @ 10:27 am

Taobao's open source commnity

Taobao's open source community

Today, Taobao announces its open source community  — http://code.taobao.org.

This is a historical day, a China local  internet and e-business leading company joins open source world by its practice approved activity.

The first project released on code.taobao.org is TAIR. Tair is a distributed, high performance key/value storage system, using in Taobao’s infrastructure for time.  Taobao is on the way to make more internal projects to be open source. Yes, talk is cheap, show the code !

If you are working on large scale website, with more than 10K server nodes, checking projects on code.taobao.org may help you to avoid making another wheel. Please, visit http://code.taobao.org, and join the community to contribute. I believe people can improve the community better and better. Currently, most of the expect developers are Chinese spoken, that’s why you can find square characters on the website. I believe more changes will come in future, because the people behind the community like continuously improvement :-)

Of cause there are some other contributions to open source community from Taobao can not be found on code.taobao.org, For example, I believer patches from Taobao will appear in Linux kernel changelog very soon :-)

6 Comments »

  1. Wow! You rock.

    Comment by Nikanth — June 30, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

  2. Nikanth, thanks for the comments :-)
    This is a great team work, many people contribute valuable efforts to make it come to true. Let’s see whether there are more positive news/contributions coming.

    Comment by colyli — June 30, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

  3. It seems your efforts have impacted positively and started paying off (though a little first step, it matters a lot sometimes). Way to Go!!

    Comment by Suresh Jayaraman — June 30, 2010 @ 11:17 pm

  4. Congratulations! It’s definitely a good news for all of us :)

    Comment by Pockey — July 13, 2010 @ 5:42 am

  5. This is fantastic news – really great news.

    For those of us who believe strongly in open software and in China, this is a great day. This sort of move will do more than any campaign I can imagine to promote openness in Chinese development and, at the same time give devs in China a home grown foss product to prove that not only can foss software find a place in China, it can come from here.

    Congratulations Taobao… you show ‘em all!

    Comment by richard — July 24, 2010 @ 4:56 am

  6. Congratulations from Belgium!

    Comment by Joris Willems - Amazing Things — July 24, 2010 @ 7:33 am

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