An open-source Twitter might create a true communication utility.
Identi.ca launched Thursday and it's basically an open-source version of Twitter licensed under the AGPL.
AGPL is a great license for network applications, but one thing that puzzles me is that I couldn't figure out a way to get out of using the AGPL version--like if I wanted to create my own version I guess I just have to abide by the license terms and I can't buy my way out of it?
I tend to think of GPL licenses as a great tool for capitalist projects, but there doesn't seem to be a way to pay. Maybe I am just missing something.