The flexibility and open source code of Status.Net make it a natural vehicle for internal/private network micro-blogging (we hope to use it in ForgeRock and it was the basis for the internal microblogging in Sun), for parallel-network microblogging and for free-form data-bus applications. The federated capabilities mean that those experiments can easily leverage the rest of the distributed Status.Net community.
The result? Status.Net already has a corporate penetration that should be making Twitter’s management drool with envy, and Evan & co have only just started exploring the potential. The distributed, community-based, open-by-rule web is going to win in the end and it’s Status.Net not Twitter – yes, free software – proving it.
Useful charts from O’Grady. Analysing e-mail like this has been a valuable trend indicator for a long time. I’m especially interested in how Sun’s open source involvement grew after I started as COSO 🙂
I really think Gerv should submit the Poetic License for OSI approval, even it does mean one more license.