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Social networking App.net relieve staff and makes open source code
App.net, a social networking site that, unlike most competitors is based on a subscription model, has decided to dismiss. All staff The site will continue for the time being in the air, and the code is made open source.
App.net itself is free to use, but on the social networking site to get full functionality has to be paid. The company, which emerged after a crowdfunding action shows no ads, and claims to have never had the need, for example, to sell. User profiles to advertisers The site would have about 200,000 users.
Despite the business model is App.net, a kind of alternative to Twitter, sufficiently excited to be able to afford full-time staff. The founders have reason to know that all workers, including themselves, to be fired. Nevertheless, there is still enough money on hand to run the site. Provisionally The former owners will continue to manage the site in their spare time, and, where necessary, staff will be hired on a contract basis.
App.net tried to persuade the social networking site to develop. Apps and software on remote developers in recent years Before popular apps could get a reward. This program is now discontinued. The developers have decided to make an attempt to interest to continue to maintain and develop the platform. Third large parts of the source code of open source App.netViewing:-146
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