Open Source and the Open Social Web

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Scheduled: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from 3:45 – 4:30pm in Steel

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Open Source software has been instrumental in the development of every revolutionary communications technology on the Internet. The Open social Web is no different.

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Email had Sendmail, and the Web itself had Apache. Open Source software has been instrumental in the development of every revolutionary communications technology on the Internet. In this talk, StatusNet founder Evan Prodromou will discuss the state of the open social web and how projects like StatusNet, Elgg, WordPress, and Drupal are working to make a distributed and open social network across the Internet. He’ll discuss security standards like OpenID and OAuth, as well as real-time publishing systems like PubSubHubbub and Salmon, data structures like Activity Streams as well as application suites like OStatus.

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