Open Works for Bloomberg

Bloomberg has opened its API, providing a Software Development Kit (SDK) so developers can import Bloomberg’s financial market data into any application. This is cool. It shows the idea of openness in IT is mainstream. The short-sighted thinking that one must charge money for everything is giving way to providing a lot for free in order to generate/support a larger core business. M$ has been doing that for 20 years to lock-in users. FLOSS has been doing that even longer. It works.

It was only a few years ago one could not visit many web sites with client computers having certain browsers or certain operating systems. Now anything goes. There is a lot less room/tolerance for arbitrary restrictions/monopoly these days. It’s all good. Anyone appreciating openness will use FLOSS for their IT. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux because it gives me maximum control of my systems with a minimum of effort using open standards.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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4 Responses to Open Works for Bloomberg

  1. Hanson says:

    Lolz I’m clever.

  2. Kozmcrae says:

    “The light snow and high temperatures we have had this winter make such sighting quite likely in the next few years.”

    Just 30 minutes ago I saw something I thought I’d never see in early February, a flock of geese flying north.

    Where I live that wouldn’t happen until sometime in March.

  3. If a deer took a dump right in front of me, I would see that as a sign that deer were feeding nearby. The light snow and high temperatures we have had this winter make such sighting quite likely in the next few years. Normally winter kills a lot of deer because they cannot feed in deep snow.

  4. Hanson says:

    If a deer took a dump in front of you, you’d see that, too, as a sign of support for Linsucks.

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