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Posted August 29th, 2011 - 12:48 pm from Duesseldorf, Germany
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Posted August 29th, 2011 - 1:37 pm from Duesseldorf, Germany
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Posted August 29th, 2011 - 1:44 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
"Build it, and they will come"

Drop me a line, Yepkio. If you're serious, maybe we can do something about this latest twist.

Posted August 29th, 2011 - 1:52 pm from Duesseldorf, Germany
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Posted August 29th, 2011 - 2:01 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
The facebook group seems very informative.

You don't have to reinvent the wheel, I'll be looking at other orgs before attempting anything myself.

e.g. http://www.bewelcome.org/

Posted August 29th, 2011 - 4:25 pm by from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Permalink)
it sounds great! better then BW, since more democratic and decentralized...

but there's the inconvient of starting from the scratch.

as for me, I don't know anything about computer programming, so I couldn't help.

Posted August 29th, 2011 - 4:43 pm from Duesseldorf, Germany
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Posted August 29th, 2011 - 4:47 pm from Duesseldorf, Germany
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Posted August 29th, 2011 - 4:54 pm from Barcelona, Spain
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Posted August 29th, 2011 - 5:05 pm by from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Permalink)
I'll be waiting for the "torrent revolution" in hospex ;)

until there, I have already joined BW and Warmshower (wednesday i'll have my first guest. but this community is exclusive for cyclists).

Posted August 29th, 2011 - 5:12 pm from Duesseldorf, Germany
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Posted August 29th, 2011 - 6:15 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
Of course it is. It's not something that can be done in one night.

Though, now is good time to start with it.

Posted August 29th, 2011 - 7:04 pm from Barcelona, Spain
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Posted August 30th, 2011 - 5:30 am from Duesseldorf, Germany
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Posted August 30th, 2011 - 7:30 am by from Salt Lake City, United States (Permalink)
Yepkio, this is the best idea yet. It's clearly the only solution as we all know power corrupts indeed.

Wow so new, hasn't even been done yet.. Now I am excited. Let's hurry and try to make 7.6 million off it! ..kidding.

But, this means we eventually relinquish CS.. sniffle sniffle :'[

Posted August 30th, 2011 - 7:40 am from Duesseldorf, Germany
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Posted August 30th, 2011 - 7:50 am by from Lille, France (Permalink)
The best widespread example is status.net: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StatusNet

This is like twitter, but distributed, and everyone can either use a public installation or run its own service and keep their own data. This is free and open source software.

Posted August 30th, 2011 - 7:53 am by from Lille, France (Permalink)
From http://identi.ca/doc/faq

Identi.ca is an Open Network Service. Our main
goal is to provide a fair and transparent service that preserves users' autonomy. In
particular, all the software used for Identi.ca is Free Software, and all the data is available
under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, making it Open Data.

The software also implements the OpenMicroBlogging protocol, meaning that you can have friends on other microblogging services
that can receive your notices.

The goal here is autonomy -- you deserve the right to manage
your own on-line
presence. If you don't like how Identi.ca works, you can take your data
and the source code and set up your own server (or move your account to
another one).

Posted August 31st, 2011 - 2:18 pm from Duesseldorf, Germany
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