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Design by Evan Prodromou
Developed by Control Yourself, Inc.
Latest release 0.7.3[1] / 2009-04-07; 15 days ago
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Web application framework
License Affero GPL v3

Laconica is an open source microblogging server written in PHP that implements the OpenMicroBlogging standard. So Laconica provides the potential for open, inter-service distributed communications between communities with functionality similar to Twitter. Enterprises and individuals can install and control their own services and data[2][3]. Its first deployment powers the openmicroblogging service. It is now deployed on a few dozen services[4] including This Week in Tech's TWiT Army.[5]

[edit] Features

  • Updates using a Jabber or Gtalk client, and probably any other XMPP client
  • OpenID authentication
  • Supports Federation, which provides the ability to subscribe to notices by users on a remote service through the OpenMicroBlogging protocol
  • SMS updates and notifications
  • A Twitter-compatible API
  • Hashtags
  • Multilingual interface (using Gettext)
  • Cross-posting to Twitter
  • Facebook integration
  • Groups
  • Automatic URL-shortening

Upcoming priority features:[6]

  • More Ajax-y interface
  • Maps
  • Cross-posting to Jaiku, Plurk, etc.
  • Pull messages from Twitter, Plurk, Jaiku, etc.
  • Image, video, and audio notices

[edit] References

  1. ^ Laconica 0.7.3 release notes
  2. ^ Terdiman, Daniel (2008-10-6) Taking on Twitter with open-source software, CNet. Retrieved 2009-1-3.
  3. ^ Bastien, Malcolm (2008-8-28) Why Laconica Means Big Things For Corporate Micro Blogging. Retrieved 2009-1-3.
  4. ^ List of Laconica servers
  5. ^ TWiT Army
  6. ^ Laconica-dev Roadmap for the near future

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