Six Apart buys LiveJournal

“Will LiveJournal stay open source?
The parts that are open source now will of course remain open source… And some new stuff that’s infrastructure-related will probably also be released open source. We’re all definitely pushing for it, and Six Apart “gets it” when it comes to open source. Of course there will be some closed parts… there are already some now. What I personally feel is important is making sure the infrastructure guts are available, so other people building new, creative websites will be able to focus on the fun stuff and not shelling out lots of money to commercial vendors for basic things like storage and load balancing.”

What do people make of this?

The rest of the deal sounds fine, but this bit sounds very much like bad news. I’ve been considering moving my blog to my personal server for some time now, but we’ll see how this pans out first.

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