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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DOSguy
Member since:
2009-07-27

The picture you try to paint suggests this bunch of students has the CHOICE to "support and use Google's platform in the future". They are students; I assume they can think for themselves and understand what marketing means.
I don't see any problem with Google's SoC and I am happy that a big company like Google tries to be open in at least some way and shares a lot of it's research and code. Even if it is their only motive to make a lot of money or to market itself: this is the case for every company. With Google we at least get something in return....

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Anybody who spends any time helping Google become more successful -- without being compensated -- is a moron. If Google cares enough about this project, they will FUND it.

Edited 2009-11-13 01:17 UTC

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Panajev Member since:
2008-01-09

I guess I do not get why people clamor for closed source software be opened... like they have done with JAVA in the past...

Open it only when it is ready?

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DOSguy Member since:
2009-07-27

Google is not going to be more successfull just because of a faster implementation of HTTP. Every internet user would benefit from a faster WWW though, and anybody contributing to such a goal, paid or unpaid, successful or unsuccessful, deserves credit and respect.

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