We have already seen how large corporations that had proprietary code as their flag have yielded and created or collaborated with open source projects in recent years, as an example we have Micfrosoft with all that series of news that we have been seeing on this same blog with the projects they have released or those they have started directly under the open-source philosophy. Well, now another new large company joins him as a collaborator in this type of software, and that is LinkedIn.
The truth is that we are already used to this type of collaboration, so does Facebook, etc., so seeing that LinkedIn joins the rest is not something new or surprising, but it is Good news for the community. Many large web platforms have created their projects based on open source, as we have seen with Google, Facebook, ... Hadoop, etc., and even not so pro-source-code companies have seen that they have opened their projects such as Walmart.
Let's remember that LinkedIn has been owned by Microsoft for a few months, I don't know if this will have something to do with it or not ... The truth is that two open source projects called Iris and Oncall (released under the GPL license) intended to work as a single app and we must be attentive to see what they have in store for us. The first is to automate event notification, and it is highly configurable. Iris is seen as a backend program, while Oncall is the frontend of Iris.
Oncall comes with built-in support for tracking schedules, with a clean user interface for exchange, edit, and delete events. This is what Wang, one of the members of LinkedIn, has explained. But many wonder if the two work together as a single app, why are they separated. Well, as they have indicated, it seems that there are advantages to wanting to have Oncall as a separate service from Iris, although in view of the user they work in unison.