Netflix Invites Open Source Cloud App Development

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Netflix‘s lack of official support for Linux may not do much to help its popularity within the open source world. Yet in a sign that the company does remain eager to wield stronger influence in this space–especially where it intersects with the cloud–it has announced a contest for open source developers “to build something cool using or modifying our open source software.” And it has committed a fair amount of cash to seeing the initiative through. Netflix has some big ambitions for the competition, which it is calling the OSS Cloud Prize. According to the contest (IT news)