Facebook Rebooting Their Open Source Contributions

Jason Hibbets | OpenSource.com | April 7, 2014

Facebook is on a new open source journey. They're managing hundreds of active open source projects across the company and over the last nine months, have rebooted how they run those projects. Just scroll through their GitHub pages to browse the projects they're actively contributing to. Yes, they have six pages of projects on GitHub.

We caught up with James Pearce,  head of open source at Facebook. He provided some brief insight into this journey, but will be talking more about that during his upcoming talk at DevNation. He also told us about some of the open source projects that he works on and is passionate about—including lots of interest in mobile.

Beyond that, James also shared some of his thoughts on how the open source philosophy can be applied beyond technology and how open source is changing the world.