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BatSignal to all No Agenda Open Source Developers
By Adam Curry on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 8:43 PM.
This is a batsignal to all No Agenda producers who are skilled at open source development. permalink
A picture named batsignal.jpgOur community has grown worldwide to such an extent that the tools I have been using to maintain the massive flow of information are in need of an upgrade. permalink
The tools run on the Frontier platform, which has binaries available for Windows and Mac. In order to scale effectively to the next level of community growth and information flow, this platform must to be ported to linux. permalink
It would enable us to open up the system I have carefully constructed, based on decades of Dave Winer's work, to hundreds of thousands of 'producers' who need accounts on the system and the capability to hook into a whole new architecture on the internet. permalink
This is an open source project. The sources and documentation are already available. permalink
Full Executive Producer credits will of course be given on the show and the system itself. But more importantly, you will be directly contributing to freeing up more of my time to watch CSPAN and assasinate the main stream media, as well as improving the quality and quantity of the information on the network and throughout the community. permalink
Some examples of the output of the system to dat can be viewed at the No Agenda News Network, the Shownotes archives, the Podcast network that is streamed 24/7, and our domain forwarding initiative, which will take on an entirely new life if we succeed in the port to linux. permalink
In the past few years I have seen many wonderful and productive open source projects blossom in the community. How many podcasts can claim to have a community that built an entire pbx system for the community? I only know of one. permalink
I should also mention that another result of this project will be tools that will enable full on community programming of the No Agenda Stream in a decentralized fashion, that would make me feel comfortable enough to return to a mix of talk AND music. permalink
My commitment to the project will be total immersion, and the return of The Daily Source Code podcast, where I will provide the user feedback loop, very similar to the early days of podcasting. In fact, podcasting was born on an earlier version of this very platform. permalink
Just like that period in my life, Dave Winer and I have been working together again. This entire architecture is his brain child and I believe in some ways his life's work. I can't speak on his behalf, but am certain he and several other long time Frontier developers will be intimately involved if the No Agenda Developer Community hits this will full force. permalink
Humbly, your Lone Wolf permalink
AC permalink
(ps) There are several developer mailing lists, I am a member of all of them. permalink
(pps) This plea is bound to illicit a lot of comments about alternative platforms. Pease don't waste your time. I've been drinking the Frontier/OPML Kool-Aid for too long for this to affect me. permalink

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