More companies are showing their support for open source projects, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
Those of you following Ovid’s blog on use.perl.org, or reading his code improvements in the perl-qa mailing list, should give thanks to the BBC for supporting his Perl work. It’s not all philanthropic, of course, since the BBC wants good tools for themselves, but I love that they’re letting Ovid hitch his stories to the BBC wagon. That helps give Perl some credence in the eyes of open source skeptics.
Now, as you readers of Mechanix know, Devel::NYTProf is the hot new profiler in town. Not only is the New York Times allowing code to be released, it turns out there’s a blog, open.blogs.nytimes.com, where Adam Kaplan announced the module. I love that a company that’s not (exactly) in the software business is blogging about their open source software work. Let’s hope it’s a light in the darkness that others will lend their illumination to as well.