March 10, 2009

The Guardian Goes Open

So, some newspapers do appear to "get" the open source phenomenon. I linked recently to Washington Port open source software and now in the UK a national daily newspaper has opened access to its content. Hooray for the Guardian! Though I think you'll find if you look at the top left that they have made a typographical error in their masthead

Nice to see a Python application advertising on the Open Platform site. [Edited after correction from Simon Willison] Of course the Open Platform application is in Java/Spring. The client-side application, however, is in Python. So that gives anyone who already knows Python (say, the growing army of Google App Engine programmers) a head start.

Get to it, Python tribe!


Tim Parkin said...

Hi Steve... certainly interesting about the Gruaniad (spelling mistake is an in joke I beleive.. )

Steve said...

Yes, I believe Private Eye started calling it the Grauniad, jokingly suggesting that the paper was so prone to typos that one day they'd get the masthead wrong.

I was a bit naughty, in fact - if you examine the graphic carefully you'll see that the masthead here was doctored after capture.