Gentlemen, a call to arms!
paulm at paulm.com
Sat Oct 14 20:32:38 BST 2006
On 10/14/06, jesse <jesse at fsck.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 14, 2006 at 10:54:07AM -0700, ben at bpfh.net wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 14, 2006 at 02:27:57PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > >On Sat, Oct 14, 2006 at 05:40:43AM -0700, ben at bpfh.net wrote:
> > >> On Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 02:25:37PM -0400, jesse wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> >Anybody gotten a nice toolkit for doing Comet-ish stuff up and going?
> > >>
> > >> Yes, thanks. Is it Open Source? No, sadly, not, and as it's work stuff I don't really
> > >> feel I can produce an out-of-hours skunkworks version with a clear conscience.
> > >
> > >Is it close to core business and therefore not something that work would
> > >consider open-sourcing?
> > Yes.
> > We are working with a vendor who has pledged to release a closed-source "Community
> > Edition" however, which will be integrated with a leading OS AJAX toolkit - this
> > will if nothing else give a decent black-box example of how to do it properly,
> > which the OSS community could then look to reverse-engineer.
> > There's a limited amount more I can say about this now, and I don't think I'm at
> > liberty to name the vendor or toolkit yet.
> And you are prohibited from blogging or submitting papers about the
> techniques you used to make the world not suck for you?
When publising those techniques would make the world suck less for
your competitors, then of course.
Ben's definitely revealed way more than we would be permitted to here.
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