February 16, 2010

Quick thoughts on the StreamBase Component Exchange

Streambase is announcing something called the StreamBase Component Exchange, for developers to exchange components to be used with the StreamBase engine, presumably on an open source basis. I simultaneously think:

For reasons why, let me quote an email I just sent to an inquiring reporter:

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7 Responses to “Quick thoughts on the StreamBase Component Exchange”

  1. Colin Clark on February 16th, 2010 4:26 pm

    Who is going to indemnify downloading firms against negligence and intellectual property issues?

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  3. Curt Monash on February 16th, 2010 8:38 pm

    Downloading firms would, I imagine, be ones that commonly use lots of other open source software, so I fail to see how this is different from a problem they’ve already overcome.

  4. Richard Tibbetts on February 17th, 2010 11:59 am

    These are good points. There is a lot of use of open source software in our core customer base, and StreamBase itself benefits from leveraging open source. And in our experience, contributing to projects pays off in both improved relationships with core developers and in better software.

    Contributing back is something that individual developers are often excited about, but for which many organizations don’t yet have patterns and processes. One of the goals of the component exchange is to facilitate these contributions by StreamBase developers, to help them work through logistical and organizational concerns.

    It’s a tall order, but like many controversial concepts StreamBase has advocated in the capital markets (visual programming, agile development, unit testing) I think the time is right. Use of and contribution to community provided components can be a helpful part of any development project.

  5. Data Quality on February 19th, 2010 11:06 pm

    Looks good and it sounds like a great idea and plan. Thanks for sharing, keep us updated.

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