Identi.ca--open-source Twitter?

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.

Anybody?

About the author

Dave Rosenberg has more than 15 years of technology and marketing experience that spans from Bell Labs to startup IPOs to open-source and cloud software companies. He is CEO and founder of Nodeable, co-founder of MuleSoft, and managing director for Hardy Way. He is an adviser to DataStax, IT Database, and Puppet Labs.

 

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