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Old 05-13-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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LXer: App.net's open source failure


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The company's business model put up too many barriers, and it's hard to compete without flexibility for allIt's possible you've already forgotten App.net. It was the crowdfunded startup that was going to teach Twitter a lesson and start a new machine-to-machine messaging platform at the same time. Now they plan to shut down development, shift to a best-efforts maintenance-only approach, and give up their attempt to share revenue with their developer community. They also say they will try to use open source as part of their triage.

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