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Digg’s main competitor (Reddit) runs Cassandra but their VP of Engineering was fired for the decision to switch.
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Apparently, Digg performed a big migration from MySQL to Cassandra and a big migration to their new Digg v4 architecture and now their VP of Engineering has been shown the door:

Ever since Digg launched its new site design, it’s been plagued with all kinds of trouble, not least of which is that it keeps going down. The problems with the new architecture are so bad that VP of Engineering John Quinn is now gone, we’ve confirmed with sources close to Digg.

In a Diggnation video today, CEO Kevin Rose explained some of the technical issues the site is dealing with and why it can’t simply roll back to the previous architecture. The new version of Digg, v4, is based on a distributed database called

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Joe Stump on data, APIs, and why location is up for grabs
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I recently had a long conversation with Joe Stump, CTO of SimpleGeo, about location, geodata, and the NoSQL movement. Stump, who was formerly lead architect at Digg, had a lot to say. Highlights are posted below. You can find a transcript of the full interview here.

Competition in the geodata industry:

I personally haven't seen anybody that has come out and said, "We're actively indexing millions of points of data. We're also offering storage and we're giving tools to leverage that. I've seen a lot of fragmentation." Where SimpleGeo fits is, I really think, at the crossroads or the nexus of a lot of people that are trying to figure out this
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451 CAOS Links 2010.03.12
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Updating the MPL. Funding for Lucid and eXo. StatusNet. And more.

Follow 451 CAOS Links live @caostheory on Twitter and Identi.ca
“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

Updating the MPL
# ZDnet reported that the 10-year-old Mozilla Public License will be updated by the end of 2010, while Mitchell Baker explained the process.

Funding for Lucid and eXo
# Lucid Imagination raised $10m in series B funding from Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures and Walden International.

# eXo Platform raised $6m from Auriga Partners and XAnge Capital and




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