StatusNet transforms into Node.js-driven pump.io
Evan Prodromou, the founder of status.net, has announced that the company is closing down its microblog hosting service and is migrating active accounts to its new pump.io service while archiving unused ones. The status.net company will also rebrand under the name e14n to reflect the fact that it is offering more than just one product.
The company has now stopped development on its open source Status.Net software. That software started life as a Twitter clone, unlike the new pump.io platform is more of a general purpose messaging server than a microblogging system. As Prodromou said on identi.ca, "I think it's more like postfix, ircd, or jabberd. A server for sending and receiving stuff in particular ways."
The identi.ca service itself will, much like the other free-of-charge and commercial accounts run by the company, eventually be folded into the new pump.io platform. However, Prodromou says that this will not happen until other public instances are up and running on the new service that users can use. He announced this "So, y'know, don't freak out", he told identi.ca's user community. He also expressed sadness over leaving the status.net domain behind and thanked the employees who kept the infrastructure running.
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