Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

[News] New F/OSS Project (AGPL-licensed) Receives Funding Despite Bad Economy

Hash: SHA1

Identi.ca Gets Angel Funding for Open-Source Twitter Alternative

,----[ Quote ]
| Montreal - Identi.ca, the developer of an open-source alternative to the 
| Twitter microblogging service, has raised an undisclosed sum of angel funding 
| from Montreal Start Up, according to published reports.  



Seneca College gets $50,000 grant to work on Eclipse WTP

,----[ Quote ]
| Computer science students will get to contribute code to the open source
| Eclipse Web Tools Platform project. Why the open source approach recalls
| academia of days gone by


Identi.ca Gets Funding to Make Open-source Twitter Variant

,----[ Quote ]
| Identi.ca’s plans to build an open-source alternative to Twitter got a vote
| of confidence this week with an investment from the VCs at Montreal Start Up.
| While the amount of the financing wasn’t disclosed, Montreal Start Up
| Managing Partner John Stokes said the firm invests between C$150,000
| ($120,135) and C$400,000 ($320,329) per deal.


Source Code For Twitter-Like App, Trillr, Now Available

,----[ Quote ]
| Developers of Trillr, a microblogging project similar to Twitter, announced
| this week that its source code is now available to anyone who wants it. The
| idea for Trillr was conceived in 2007 as a peer group experiment among team
| members who wanted to learn more about Python and Django, and was created as
| an enterprise tool with enhanced features like group discussion and a user
| directory.


Vietnamese Twitter-clone Saigonica violates AGPL

,----[ Quote ]
| There is a new Twitter-clone in Vietnam called Saigonica.  It is based on the
| open source micro-blogging tool called Laconica, currently one of the most
| popular Twitter-clones.  It is nice to see the Vietnamese technology
| community embracing open source software.  Their contribution to the open
| source community will be very valuable in the upcoming years.  The Vietnamese
| localization of Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, and OpenOffice are some clear examples of
| their contributions so far.  Their contributions demonstrates a willingness
| to give back to the open source community and keeping the open source
| software free.
| Unfortunately, Saigonica does not seem willing to give back to the open
| source community.


identi.ca creator Evan Prodromou explains why he's taking on Twitter (video)

,----[ Quote ]
| Bzzz.... bzzz...... bzzz...... That's not the sound of bees. It's the buzz
| surrounding new, open source Twitter competitor identi.ca. Creator Evan
| Prodromou sat down at OSCON in front of Linux.com's video camera and
| explained what identi.ca is all about and why it's suddenly such a hot item
| that he's been meeting with multiple venture capitalists -- and can be
| cavalier enough about those meetings that he canceled one to work on some
| code bugs that were bothering him instead.


Identi.ca Launches, an Open Source Twitter

,----[ Quote ]
| Evan Prodromou, one of the better citizens of the wiki community and founder
| of WikiTravel, launched Identi.ca today.  Its a Twitter clone that is also
| distributed as Open Source licensed software.


Laconica: Can Open Source Save Twitter?

,----[ Quote ]
| Lots of people are addicted to microblogging service Twitter - including
| substantial chunks of some open source communities. There are a fair number
| of Ruby on Rails developers twittering these days, for example. But Twitter's
| scaling and reliability issues lately have many people wondering whether it's
| time to look for an alternative. Identi.ca, backed by open source package
| Laconica, wants to be that alternative.

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index