Sunday, August 31, 2008

When is open source just throwing it all away?

Today ZDNet has yet-another story about microblogging going open source.

Andrew Mager has the story of, which lets you “build your own Twitter” with support for the Open Microblogging protocol. is not alone. Social bookmarketing site Ma.gnolia is also going open source.

It has become a common sight. A market develops. A leader emerges. Then the laggards say “we’re open source.” It’s beginning to look like the throwing of a bad poker hand.

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