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My talk at OSCON 2008 about Identi.ca, Free Network Services, and stuff like that.

My talk at OSCON 2008 about Identi.ca, Free Network Services, and stuff like that.

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    • Open Source Microblogging
      • Evan Prodromou
      • Control Yourself, Inc.
      • 6 Thermidor CCXIV
    • What to expect
      • Rambling tangents
      • Inside jokes
      • Disjointed thoughts
      • Bad puns
      • Sly insinuations
      • Wild-eyed enthusiasm
    • About me
      • Longtime writer and programmer from San Francisco
      • Moved to Montreal in 2002
      • I ♥ Freedom
      • Stubborn as hell
      • Not really 100% “all there”
      • Dumb sense of humour
    • Ideas I've had
      • bearfight.com
      • Wikiclock
      • OpenID for MediaWiki
      • certifi.ca
      • vinismo.com
      • Burn All GIFs
      • JokeML
    • Ideas I've had, part two
      • Spock Mountain Research Labs
      • iDog
      • DeCSS
      • JOAP
      • kei.ki
      • Wikitravel
      • Identi.ca
    • I can't tell the difference
      • I probably have mental problems
      • I don't know what makes some of these things insanely popular and others not
      • You might want to take the rest of this discussion with a grain of salt
    • Being crazy gets you to cool parties
      • Invited to a “minisummit” at FSF in March 2008
      • Folks from OKF, FSF, CC, SFLC
      • I was in Buenos Aires at the time
        • Lucky me!
      • Discussed the problem of Freedom and Network services
    • Web 2.0 Open
      • You can use it. Usually.
      • You can write software that uses the API.
      • Rounded corners.
      • Look! A cute whale! Awwwww!
    • What problem?
      • We're supposed to have freedom
      • Four freedoms: use, study and adapt, distribute, improve
        • I count five.
      • Using software on someone else's computer makes these freedoms hard.
    • We know how to fix that
      • Free Software.
      • Duh.
    • What problem? Page 2
      • “ Data is the Intel inside” - TO'R
      • “ Open Source licenses are irrelevant”
        • Terms of service
        • Privacy
        • Sociality
      • Social Web
      • Your freedom, my freedom
      • We've told ourselves it doesn't matter
      • Deep stacks
      • Intertwingly
    • What is the point?
      • autonomy
    • What is to be done?
      • Agreed to become a ragtag band of superheroes fighting for autonomy
      • autonomo.us blog and wiki
        • autono.my was 10x more expensive
      • Franklin Street Statement
    • Open Software Service Definition
      • http://opendefinition.org/ossd
      • Data is Open Data .
        • But personal stuff is yours to manage.
      • Software is Free Software .
        • Code must be shared.
      • Open formats.
      • Open APIs.
    • Franklin Street Statement
      • This matters.
      • Developers should make software for Free services.
      • Service providers should use it.
      • Users should hold them to it.
      • http://autonomo.us/2008/07/franklin-street-statement/
    • Now, back to me
      • What was I gonna do to make this happen?
    • Twitter. Duh.
      • Very popular.
      • Web 2.0 “open”.
      • Beloved by Web people.
      • I used it all the time.
      • Seemed pretty easy to implement.
      • Losing its edge.
      • Ripe for conquest.
    • What is Microblogging ?
      • Posting itty-bitty status messages.
      • They go out to your friends and fans.
      • You read your friends' messages.
      • Yay.
    • But also
      • Multiple channels
      • SMS
      • IM
      • RSS
      • API + clients
    • What is Microblogging? part two
      • Universal teeny-weeny message router
      • Multicast, moved up about 3 layers on the stack, and made to work.
    • Why does it matter?
      • It's really addictive
      • Smooths over rough edges of communication
      • Most meaningful social network
    • So I got cracking
      • PHP + MySQL
        • Commodity hosting
      • DB_DataObject
      • XMPPHP
      • XMLWriter
      • RDF
    • Semantic Web
      • Open standard(s) for meaning
      • Easy as hell to implement
      • Easy to create data for
      • Lowers the barrier for writing smart software
      • Make Free Software more relevant and user autonomy more realizable
    • The name
      • CIRA is awesome
      • Stoi.ca
      • Laconi.ca
      • Identi.ca
    • Realistic Autonomy
      • How to move to a new server and still keep your friends and followers?
      • Start a new server and keep the network
      • Autonomy requires federated microblogging .
    • OpenMicroBlogging
      • http://openmicroblogging.org/
      • OAuth-based
      • Subscriptions
      • Posting notices (including rich media)
      • Sharing profile
    • The Social Web Should Work Like the Document Web
      • Distributed
      • Open standards
      • Easy linking
      • Ubiquitous
      • Multiple implementations
      • Identity -- OpenID
      • Releasing the code
      • Started mid-May at RCC
      • Beta release in June
        • autonomo.us people
        • Friends in Montreal tech community
      • No public links
      • Worked out some kinks
      • Launching
      • July 2, 2008
      • Twitter goes down
      • Send out an email to launch
      • CC, RWW, TechCrunch, Slashdot, Mashable, Winer
      • 10K users in 36 hours
      • Hosed
      • Not enough servers
      • DNS not ready to move
      • PHP bug made Jabber not work
      • Features missing
      • Replies
      • User search
      • Clients
      • Mobile
      • We got those going
      • What's next?
      • AIM
      • Better federation
        • XMPP-PubSub
      • UI tweaks (delete, edit, hide replies)
      • Track
      • Easy moving from server to server
      • Twitter interop
      • Multiple licenses
      • Pownce-like multimedia
      • I18n
      • Will this work?
      • Identi.ca is a business.
      • Open Source is disruptive.
      • Shifts the value proposition from features to relationships .
      • Burns out the underbrush.
      • See: wordpress.com, livejournal.com, Wikia
      • What can you do?
      • Use Identi.ca
      • Invite your friends
      • Write code
      • Help with translations
      • Link to us
      • Make themes
      • Make new OSSD-compliant services
      • What needs doing
      • Calendaring
      • Email
      • Social bookmarks
      • Social news
      • Storage
      • Photo sharing
      • Video sharing
      • What needs doing, pt. 2
      • Mapping
      • Web search
      • Homepage
      • Cloud computing
      • Distributed commenting
      • Social networking... maybe.
      • Other utopian beliefs I espouse
      • Esperanto
        • Sona
      • French Revolutionary Calendar
      • Stopping at crosswalks
      • Burning Man
      • Ecotopia and car-free cities
    • Do you have to share my tinfoil hat beliefs?
      • No. But if you share some , you should help out.
      • I ♥ Twitter Quitters.
      • Dual-post if you must.
      • Moving now will earn my thanks and appreciation.
      • You may dislike Twitter's reliability.
      • You may just want to be on the winning side.
    • This is Web 3.0.
      • Just in case you were wondering why you were excited about it.
    • Tonight
      • Free Network Services BOF
      • Open Microblogging BOF
    • Questions?