Friday, August 22, 2008

Another competitor to Dogear: Ma.gnolia!

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Ma.gnolia has just announced that they are going open source! In this morning's Gnomedex in Seattle Ma.gnolia announced their plans to throw away their current code, and re-write the system entirely from scratch. While they do this, they will also re-architect, re-brand, and re-package ma.gnolia so that it can be distributed as open-source!

This means, that our beloved Dogear is about to get some serious competition. Maybe this means that we'll start selling Dogear by itself? (Hey, I'm just speculating here!!) And while ma.gnolia may not be as famous as digg or, I know some people who love ma.gnolia and are big fans of it. Here's the announcement that I got via email (I'm a ma.gnolia user):

[We] wanted you to be the VERY FIRST to know about a very exciting announcement we are making this morning at Gnomedex in Seattle:

Ma.gnolia is kicking off development of Ma.gnolia 2, or M2 for short. What does that mean? Well, for one, M2 is a ground-up rewrite of Ma.gnolia, re-creating features we love today, taking a second run at what didn't worked as well as planned, on a distributed, service-based architecture designed to handle the large volumes of data we've seen. But even more significant, M2 will be an open source project that can be downloaded to remix and run as your own.

Yep. That's right. In a few months, you will be able to download and install your very own Ma.gnolia!

So who's going to win? Only time will tell...

dogear-small.jpg VS.
Let the fight begin!
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