For those who haven't heard, Dreamwidth is a new journal hosting site using the LiveJournal code base (with improvements) but a different business model and general attitude towards their community. They're trying to be much more transparent and open about everything they're doing, they're trying to run the business so that it's focused on building a community than making a profit, and they're trying to do much better at being an active open source project than LiveJournal has managed. They also run all of their servers on Ubuntu, so they feel like part of the broader Debian community.

I haven't had a lot of time to help, but I think their ideals look great and I really would like to see them succeed.

Dreamwidth just launched open beta, which means you can purchase a paid account but they're using an invite code model for free accounts. Since they just launched, I have invite codes.

I think one of the things that will make Dreamwidth successful is to have a broad-based community, and I'd also like to see Debian and Ubuntu folks involved in their community, in a position to help with improvements to infrastructure packages they use, and help with the open source development of the underlying code base. I've therefore got a few invite codes reserved for Debian and Ubuntu folks on basically a first-come, first-served basis. If you're active in Debian or Ubuntu, want to try Dreamwidth, and think there's a chance you'd actively use it, send me e-mail and I'll send you an invite.

For more information about Dreamwidth, see their wiki.

Posted: 2009-04-30 19:54 — Why no comments?

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