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RedHat Blogs, part of their “open source now” initiative, do not run on open source software.

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“Sadly we don’t have a very effective mechanism for preventing blogspam. I’ll close the comments.”

If only there was an alternative that featured several methods to prevent spam–you know, like blacklists, whitelists, moderation, and comment registration. But who am I kidding? While I’m at it I might as well ask for a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.

There are many open source blogging alternatives to WordPress, they don’t have to use WP by any means. Depending on their needs, it may not be right.

I used to be a RedHat fan but after they changed their licensing policies I moved over to anything else. RedHat seems to be OpenSource Now (unless of course it doesn’t help us in some way.)

I left a comment on their Red Hat People blog asking why a company which professes to be

a challenger of monopolies, defender of public domain, and steward of open source. With this reputation comes responsibility. By accepting this responsibility, we can positively influence both our industry and society as a whole. Open Source Now is designed to help the open source community build advocacy in the same way it builds software — by empowering individuals.

is using closed source blog software when there are perfectly good Open Source alternatives.

It will be interesting to see if they publish the comment!

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