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@Satsuma @starbreaker I never realized that dreamwidth was free software, I've just assumed it wasn't. Cool.

@notclacke @starbreaker yup! They use the GNU General Public License for their code and CCBSA for all their non code stuff (FAQ’s and Guides mostly)

dreamwidth.org/site/opensource

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@starbreaker I mean if there was any other platform that offered like a better (maybe open source) alternative to Medium, people would use it more.

Medium is so popular because, I think, it's just so easy and accessible. That on top of being friendly to avid readers, including things like highlighting, commenting, annotating, bookmarking, etc.

Writers also get a very nice writing experience complete with drafting, easy re-editing, beautiful posts, etc.

It's hard to find a matching alternative

@starbreaker It's kind of how GNU social or diaspora* or even pump.io never took off too far, they're just (extremely) ugly and inconvenient as an alternative to something like Twitter.

Mastodon offers an easy to use interface out of the box that resembles TweetDeck, and there are Twitter-like apps for it.

If someone can make a just-as-good or even better FOSS alternative to Medium, people will surely use it.