Open Business Conference: CBS tunes in to Open Source

Paul Krill | InfoWorld | April 30, 2013

Ring in open source and cloud apps, ring out old packaged software. That's the message relayed by Peter Yared, CTO for CBS Interactive, at this week's open source-focused Open Business Conference in San Francisco.

"We love open source" and run a ton of it, Yared said. CBS Interactive, which includes CBS Web properties, has utilized open source software, including the Apache Hadoop distributed computing system and the MySQL database.

Open source has overtaken proprietary software that was stagnating, Yared said...

CBS also might be on the cutting edge when it comes to dealing with patent trolls, who seek reimbursement for companies alleging infringing on their patents. Previously, CBS would give them some money to just go away. These days, CBS partners with others to take a stand against patent trolling.