Open souce guru David Recordon joins Facebook

Open source guru David Recordon, has joined Facebook, after spending two years at Six Apart, a company which has helped develop blogging.

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Open source guru David Recordon, has joined Facebook, after spending two years at Six Apart, a company which has helped develop blogging.

In his blog he said, "Next week I'm excited to join Facebook's engineering team as the senior open programs manager and will continue focusing on open source and open standards. I haven't started yet, so I'll keep it light on the details until I've really started to dig in."

Recordon rejoined Six Apart two years ago, where he worked as open platforms tech lead on evolving social networking technologies. In his blog he said, "This past year as I've worked closer with teams at Facebook, I've been impressed by their products, smart people, and innovation. I hope to continue building on my past experience in working on making the web more open and useful for everyone along with the great team at Facebook."

Writing on the O'Reilly Radar site in March this year, he said, "While Facebook has made significant contributions to open source projects, they've largely been absent from much of the progress around building the social web. Instead, like Microsoft they have willfully ignored many industry efforts in favour of their own proprietary development platforms.

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