05 March 2009

Open Microblogging for Open Source Professionals

I like Twitter, but I feel rather guilty about using it, since it's hardly open source. Of course, there's Laconi.ca, which is not only open source, but allows all kinds of other services to be built upon it. Here's a good example:

FLOSS.PRO is a micro-blogging service based on the Free Software Laconica tool.

FLOSS.PRO is there for people involved in FLOSS, join the groups or create the ones you need. It's built so that FLOSS Professionals can get help and to help.


As you can see, FLOSS.PRO is not only open source, but devoted to the world of open source. Gaining critical mass is the central issue for these services, which is why I still use Twitter, to my shame.... (Via Tectonic.)

6 comments:

Dave said...

FWIW I post all my recent tweets to identi.ca which has the option to echo it to twitter (where you have been kind enough to reply to one or two!)

You still need a twitter account to do this of course, but at least I get to show my support for an OSS alternative...

glyn moody said...

How does the identi.ca client handle the two streams - native and Twitter - of inbound tweets?

Dave said...

Not sure - There is an option that says "Subscribe to my Twitter friends here" but I haven't tried it.

I'm using the Choqok client at the moment, which tracks both accounts and shows them in separate tabs. It's in Ubuntu Jaunty.

glyn moody said...

Thanks - I'd not come across Choqok.

kmf said...

Thank you for blogging about FLOSS.pro :) I appreciate it.

Karl

glyn moody said...

Glad to help - good luck with the project.