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Canonical Launches Beta of Launchpad 1.0

One of the major advantages of open source software development is the collaborative efforts between the members of any given project. But what happens when projects don't talk to each other? That's where a web-based collaboration service like Launchpad comes in.

At least, that's what Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, Ltd., trusts will happen. Canonical is the commercial force behind the Launchpad web service, which not only allows project teams to work with each other, but also facilitates upstream and downstream communications between different projects, something that Shuttleworth believes the open source community could use a hand with.

Today, Launchpad.net started the public beta testing of Launchpad 1.0. While Launchpad is not brand new, its developers believe that it has reached a milestone point in its development to warrant a point release.

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Also: Launchpad.net: A New Approach to Develop Software

But Is it Open Source?

See the discussion about openness of this tool (this was also discussed in Digg). The mind boggles. From something that adopts Debian, you'd expect a more leninent licencing.

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