The New York Times and Open Source

By Deane Barker on October 28, 2007

New York Times opens up code: This is kind of cool. It’s good to see an organization like the New York Times contribute some stuff to open source.

The New York Times likes open source — so much so that, as it gradually moves more of its print operations online, it is nurturing a Web development team that has released two of its own open source projects.

Understand, however, that the two things they did contribute are fairly technical. One is an XSL caching extension for PHP, and the other is a database abstraction layer used to replicate databases using JSON over HTTP.