identi.ca creator launches enterprise micro-blogging support
StatusNet has launched StatusNet Enterprise Network (SEN), an enterprise support subscription programme for companies who want to run their own Twitter-style micro-blogging system using the open source StatusNet platform. StatusNet, previously known as Laconica, created the identi.ca service as an open alternative to Twitter's closed source service. It now plans to offer its support for enterprises with packages which run from one day response support (during business hours) for $1,000 per annum, to one hour response at any time for $10,000 per annum. Initial customers for StatusNet's services include Canonical and Motorola.
Evan Prodromou, founder and CEO of StatusNet, said that enterprises appreciated that the company's open source software was easy to install and integrate with directory servers and other enterprise systems. The launch of SEN is designed to provide a business relationship appropriate to enterprise-grade software.
SEN subscriptions include a number of hours of one-to-one consultancy for developers and administrators. Access to a private on-line enterprise community, StatusNet publications and pro-active notifications of upgrades and security alerts are also included. StatusNet's software is licensed under the AGPL 3.0 and is available to download.