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Feedbin is Open Source (feedbin.me)
43 points by benubois 900 days ago | past | web | 11 comments



I've been using Feedbin as my post-google feed reader after trying out a few others, and deciding it was worth the basically-nothing a month to support one of my most-used web apps. I've been very impressed so far, and the UI is great (though I'd like an expand all for the sections...).

I think going OS is a bold move, and with a bit of luck (and community interest) it should help propel some interesting developments and keep it at the cutting edge in the post-reader landscape... and if that expand all thing annoys me enough, I could just code it up myself.

Thanks!

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I hope this doesn't mean that Feedbin isn't making (enough) money. I've been using Feedbin (+ Mr. Reader on the iPad) and it's been great. I'd hate for the service to close, even if I can host it myself, I'd rater pay way more.

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It's because Feedbin is making money that I felt comfortable doing this.

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@benubois: Amazing. Thanks so much. An incredible milestone for a great project.

@mtthwp: No, Feedbin as a service will still require a fee; however, the code itself is now open to anyone. If you really wanted, you could go host it elsewhere yourself (for far more than the monthly fee).

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Please pardon my poor reading comprehension skills, does "free as in freedom" equal free as in no monthly/annual fees? I hope not. I actually like to pay for feedbin as long as it means no ads and ensures my data isn't mined.

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It (should) mean free as in libre: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratis_versus_libre#.22Free_bee...

"Free as in beer" and "free as in freedom" confuse me too, because beer sets you free, and freedom has no monetary definition for some people.

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This is excellent. Thanks Ben.

In this post-GR era, opening up the code like this really opens up opportunity for serious innovation. As an aggregator/reader developer I look forward to digging in and seeing how you solved some issues.

Thanks again!

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This is a great move for me, and I hope ultimately for Ben. This way I'm empowered to fix my own issues, and pay someone else to run it for me.

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@benubois slowclap.gif

I switched to Feedly from Feedbin earlier this week and now I feel bad. Will immediately switch back.

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Props. I've been considering the same move. It takes guts to make it happen.

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This is an amazing decision!

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