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Open Source Movie Recommendation API from Filmaster Goes Live


Filmaster.com, an open source film community website that serves only Creative Commons content, unveiled their movie recommendations & reviews API enabling external programmers to create independent services that harness its power. Sounds like a great opportunity for open source media centers (Boxee, XBMC or even MythTV or VLC?) to integrate social features into their apps!

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Created by michuk 7 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 15 weeks ago
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No FOSS for Spotify


The whole Libspotify API (initially with support just for Linux on IA-32) comes with conditions attached which make it anything but open and hardly likely to propel it out of the iTunes shadow.

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Created by popstarviolet 9 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 5 weeks ago
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Microsoft-funded Analysts Firm Pretty Much Confirms Software Patent Pill is in ‘Openness’ Pledge


Short translation: Microsoft actually chose to pretend to be opening because it serves the company’s intention to run an extortion racket against its main competitor.

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Created by schestowitz 10 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 11 weeks ago
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Microsoft makes boldest move yet embracing open source


In a major turnaround for Microsoft, the company Thursday promised "greater transparency" in its development and business practices, outlining a new strategy to provide more access to APIs and previously proprietary protocols for some of its major software products, including Windows and Office.

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Created by C733tus 10 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 12 weeks ago
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