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