Facebook Going Open Source

According Techcrunch, Facebook will be open-sourcing the four major components of the FB Platform—namely, FMBL (markup language), FQL (query language), FJS (Javascript library) and the Facebook API.


No mention yet of which license they will choose, hopefully it will be BSD-like as GPL will prevent commercial usage for companies who want to integrate the code.


This is clearly a move to compete against Google’s Open Social initiative.

more as it develops….