Source Code For Twitter-Like App, Trillr, Now Available
Developers of Trillr, a microblogging project similar to Twitter, announced this week that its source code is now available to anyone who wants it. The idea for Trillr was conceived in 2007 as a peer group experiment among team members who wanted to learn more about Python and Django, and was created as an enterprise tool with enhanced features like group discussion and a user directory.
Trillr project member Stefan Aust admits the code base is "kind of crappy" as it stands now, but that's to be expected since it was part of a learning process. He says that, looking back, he would have done some things differently but notes, "perfect source code does not create communities. Our source code can."
Trillr was released under the BSD license, and Aust says now that the project has ended " this is our gift to the world in general and our operations department in particular which gratefully volunteered to continue to operate CoreMedia's Trillr instance. You'll keep the flame, guys."