Facebook launches an open source organization and releases new router tech

not sure exactly what this means, so i’m actually #ReadingNow to get smarter . . . .

Gigaom

Facebook announced a pair of open source efforts Monday at its inaugural @Scale conference in San Francisco, including an organization called TODO that will help other companies get started down their own open source paths, and a new networking tool called mcrouter.

TODO, which is short for “talk openly, develop openly,” is a collaboration between [company]Facebook[/company] and other large technology companies that are strong open source advocates. They include Box, Dropbox, Github, Google, Khan Academy, Stripe, Square, Twitter, and Walmart Labs. Facebook promised more details on the project in the coming weeks, but James Pearce, the company’s head of developer advocacy and open source, shared the following description on a blog post:

[O]ur overall goal in this collaboration is to make open source easier for everyone. We want to run better, more impactful open source programs in our own companies; we want to make it easier for people to consume the…

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