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OSDir: To Evil! April '05 Edition

Apr 15, 2005, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Danny O'Brien)

"Del.icio.us is a popular site, whence your favourite URLs may be stored and shared with others, and ascribed with 'tags,' which are just like metadata, only you don't have to spit quite as forcefully when you say the word.

"Del.icio.us isn't open source, although its creator, Joshua 'Memepool' Schachter has, until recently, worn all the finest hackerish garb in which open source traditionally dresses itself. He has worked devotedly on the site for nothing. He wears a cawl made only of hessian, and requires nothing from visitors but that they stop complaining about there being no site-wide search, and keep their badly-behaved spidering programs outside the premises. Perhaps a sip of brackish water is indulged in from time to time..."

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