[News] Canadian College and Twitter Clone Receive Free Software Funding

[News] Canadian College and Twitter Clone Receive Free Software Funding

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 11:08:11

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

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| 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

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| Identi.ca 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 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

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| 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

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| 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)

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| 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

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| 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?

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| Lots of people are addicted to microblogging