Canonical plans to open up its project-hosting and collaboration code, designed to make it "easy to share code, bug reports, translations, and ideas across projects," on July 21.
Matt Asay is a veteran technology columnist who has written for CNET, ReadWrite, and other tech media. Asay has also held a variety of executive roles with leading mobile and big data software companies.
I'm a big fan of Launchpad and expect that opening up its source code will take the project in interesting, unforeseen directions. That's the power of open source and a good indicator of Mark Shuttleworth's commitment to open source.
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