Social bookmarking site Ma.gnolia.com is opening its doors to the open-source world. They have announced at Gnomedex 2008 that they would soon distribute their code publicly, akin to how WordPress.com has done for WordPress.org, the latter being a website that the public can download freely the full WordPress code.
This is a much anticipated move for the Ma.gnolia.com team as developments in technology are striding faster than the Ma.gnolia core tech team can handle. With their move to open-source, we will soon see a much improved service offering. Ma.gnolia’s Larry Hallf at Gnomedex 2008 says the following:
Some of the things to look forward to in this next version include:
- A new stream view that shows you the freshest bookmarks of people you’re friends with on one single page.
- Support for both OAuth and OpenID, with the latter making it easier for people to sign into hosted builds of Magnolia.
- Sidebar customization