Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 12th Nov 2009 19:30 UTC
Google Google have created a new HTTP-based protocol "SPDY" (pronounced "Speedy") to solve the problem of the client-server latency with HTTP. "We want to continue building on the web's tradition of experimentation and optimization, to further support the evolution of websites and browsers. So over the last few months, a few of us here at Google have been experimenting with new ways for web browsers and servers to speak to each other, resulting in a prototype web server and Google Chrome client with SPDY support."
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by dindin on Thu 12th Nov 2009 20:23 UTC
dindin
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2006-03-29

In the page, they are again asking for community work on this. They have reached a point where ........

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

In the page, they are again asking for community work on this. They have reached a point where ........


Well, that's more or less how open-source works, isn't it? A core team builds the basics of something, then looks for collaborators to help it grow?

For something as fundamental as the HTTP protocol, Google certainly can't do everything themselves - they need people who make web servers, and web browsers, and HTTP and web services libraries to pick up what they've done, and incorporate it into their own projects...

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

In the page, they are again asking for community work on this. They have reached a point where ........


So you'd rather that Google closed the code and released it as part of a proprietary product instead? Interesting approach to open source advocacy.

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FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

So you'd rather that Google closed the code and released it as part of a proprietary product instead? Interesting approach to open source advocacy.


Or even worse, completing the product in-house without any feedback and then releasing it as open source.

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