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tr.im goes open source, community supported

Monday, August 17, 2009 by Dave Winer.

A picture named ninja.gifMarshall has the announcementPermalink to this paragraph

I think it's great. I know that Eric Woodward wanted to move on from tr.im and this gives him the opportunity to do that, but allows the community that's gathered around tr.im to continue. Permalink to this paragraph

I am part of that community -- having build an application that gets a lot of use, and one that a lot of people want. To match Eric's generosity, I will release the app behind the 40twits site as open source.  Permalink to this paragraph

It's the app behind these sites: Permalink to this paragraph

http://dave.40twits.com/  Permalink to this paragraph

http://jay.40twits.com/  Permalink to this paragraph

http://nieman.40twits.com/  Permalink to this paragraph

It builds on the tr.im API. Permalink to this paragraph

Let a thousand flowers bloom! Permalink to this paragraph

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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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