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[OT] Free software for social networks.

> > Ean Schuessler <ean@brainfood.com> wrote:
> > > proprietary social networks!

> MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop> writes:
> > facebook *do* delete people's accounts
Le Wed, Dec 03, 2008 at 12:41:40PM +1100, Ben Finney a écrit :
> I also have difficulty following the OP correlating a walled-garden
> one-way private club with “wider world”, or even with “less nerdy
> friends”.

Hi all,

[here I do a blatant off-topic thread hijiacking, so I would welcome a
suggestion for a better list for this discussion  if there is interst to move
it further.]

The core of the problem is obviously that there is no easy platform to build
interoperable social networks with free software. And it is a pity because
there is a real demand. In two of the professional associations where I am
member, there was interest to pay people to build software to manage the social
network of the members, but the projects never started, partly for management
reasons, but also because the current proprietary platforms are so strong and
the free alternatives – be them building blocks – are so weak (or well hidden).
Developers in France or Japan (or people who can issue proper bills to
associations having bank accounts in these countries) can contact me in private
if they have suggestions and interest to try to revive the project (expect a
low probability of success, we lost the momentum to get public money).

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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