StatusNet is in an interesting position. They can't, and I don't think have to, compete directly with Twitter. Offering both SAAS and self- hosted opportunities is compelling, and they have a pretty strong dev community. They already have Twitter and Facebook two-way bridges built in, which means you can run your own thing and still interact with both of those services.
I'm interested in the idea of complementing StatusNet in a similar fashion on the client side, as a true FOSS tool, extensible via a plugin architecture. -- Ed Finkler http://funkatron.com @funkatron AIM: funka7ron / ICQ: 3922133 / XMPP:funkat...@gmail.com On Apr 9, 11:42 pm, "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <zn...@comcast.net> wrote: > On 04/09/2010 08:22 PM, funkatron wrote: > > > Define "energy." Spaz has been out there and FOSS since mid 2007. > > Moving off AIR and doing lots of other good things have been in my > > plans for a long time, but open source in no way means people want to > > help you. No one will be even close to your own interest level. > > Open source depends on the fact that it is in the interest of major > corporations like IBM, Novell, Oracle, Google, Dell and others to > support it. I quite frankly don't know why some other large corporations > don't join the party - there are just so many wheels you can re-invent > before your bottom line goes to Hell in a hand-basket. > > > FWIW, I'm leaning towards deploying Spaz as a hosted FOSS web app -- > > that is, you could use my server, or DL and host it yourself. It would > > focus on providing a good experience for touch-based clients > > particularly. When that will happen is pretty much dictated by who > > else takes interest. > > I should look at Spaz, I guess, although I'm dead-set against ever > installing AIR again. I loaded one of the AIR-based Twitter desktops - I > don't remember which one - and the process was brutal. The client itself > sucked too, so there was no reason to keep it or AIR. > > I'm not sure I'd use a web-based client other than Twitter's at this > point. HootSuite and CoTweet are moving towards being marketing / CRM > add-ons to all the social networks. If that was what I was doing, I'd > simply use SugarCRM (another fine open-source corporate project) with > Twitter and Facebook plug-ins. ;-) > > > > > Integrating well with StatusNet's server software seems pretty > > appealing right now. > > Yeah, I keep meaning to look at StatusNet, although I'm not sure when > I'll find the time. They've got a huge wall to climb. > > -- > M. Edward (Ed) Borasky > borasky-research.net @znmeb > > "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." ~ Paul Erdős -- To unsubscribe, reply using "remove me" as the subject.