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March 25th, 2008

distributed LJ

Pursuant to various misgivings people have expressed about random for-profit companies owning our relationships with our friends and selling them on every so often:

elsejournal is a community for developing an LJ-like tool that is distributed across multiple hosts. If you're interested in helping, join the community and comment on this post with a Google account email address to be added to the project on Google Code.

"Rough consensus": we're looking to get something that is quite close to LJ, probably based on the actual LJ codebase, but gracefully sticks myLJ to yourLJ via OpenID.

"Running code": if I squint, I think I can see a keyboard and screen in front of you. Our svn repository has a copy of the LJ head code. Please get hacking. Kthxbye.