TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook will open source it's Facebook Platform (no official word yet on if this is true or what license it will be available under.)
While some see this as a response to OpenSocial and other data movement issues, I see this as a direct attempt at market domination. Facebook already has the dominant site, by open-sourcing the platform it gets ubiquity without hurting monetization.
This move would also take some of the pressure of scaling the architecture and dealing with APIs that may/may not affect the service. It seems like a win/win for … Read more