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For me the most interesting line is
"We customize Open Source software we use
- often improvements are not sent back
many are gross Y!-specific hacks
"
Will Yahoo! start acting like a good open-source neighbor? If they start giving back to the community that could be a real boost to PHP. If not, it becomes an interesting bit of internet trivia, much like the stories I heard about them doing custom work to get Oracle to play well with Free-BSD. I have no idea if it was true, but there was a time when it would have been real handy to have learned from their experiences. The Free-BSD community would have really benefited from a heavy hitter like Yahoo being more than just users of other peoples work.
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In reply to Re: PHP (and Perl) at Yahoo! by ignatz
in thread PHP (and Perl) at Yahoo! by dws

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