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 🙂