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Can you please open source Delicious?


And not 'sunset' an app that many use and still gain value from.

"The very best RSS feeds I subscribe to are Delicious feeds, and several of them are maintained by academics. I'm sad."
—Zack Seward (WSJ) http://bit.ly/g3B386

"I've used Delicious in many different ways over the years. I've told new social bookmarking startups that if they really want to get new users, they should sync with Delicious. That way, I could try out a new service in a serious way, bookmarking things I want to save in it without fear those bookmarks would be lost forever if the service didn't work out for me."
—Marshall Kirkpatrick (RWW) great post here: http://rww.to/fizhAa

"The difference between Delicious and news aggregators like Reddit / Digg / HN is that the rating of links is a side-effect, not a conscious action. As a result ranking on Delicious does not prefer yellow journalism, obscure interests or vanity displays; much like Google's ranking but small enough to not be a target for promotion through SEO."
—bad_user via Hacker News http://bit.ly/hAqzZ5

" For me Delicious (and now Pinboard) is like a personal knowledge base, supporting my unreliable memory. For example when I want to check my favourite Vim plugins I search for tags vim+plugins+favs. I have more than 2k entries there collected over the course of the last five years. I only bookmark sites that are for some reason important to me, and have some lasting value (eg. I don't bookmark most HN submissions). I tag everything I save and some of my tags have special semantics that is probably only useful to me."
—adambyrtek via Hacker News http://bit.ly/hAqzZ5

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—@codybrown
asked over 3 years ago , edited less than a minute ago (history)
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UPDATE via Hacker News ( http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2017179 )

It sounds like Yahoo's decision to 'sunset' Delicious means only that they will no longer be running the site, not that it's being shut down. Here's an excerpt from Delicious's blog post ( http://blog.delicious.com/blog/2010/12/whats-next-for-delicious.html ) about it:

"Many of you have read the news stories about Delicious that began appearing yesterday. We’re genuinely sorry to have these stories appear with so little context for our loyal users. While we can’t answer each of your questions individually, we wanted to address what we can at this stage and we promise to keep you posted as future plans get finalized.

Is Delicious being shut down? And should I be worried about my data?

- No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive."

The blog is currently down, but there's a cache of it here: http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=http://blog.delicious.com/blog/2010/12/whats-next-for-delicious.html&d=549891610871&mkt=fr-FR&setlang=fr-FR&w=8ea25f64,ed76adcb
over 3 years ago
3 votes
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42,000+ bookmarks here, so I hate to even estimate the hours spent using this service, which has become my online memory, not to mention one of the best data mining tools...
over 3 years ago
1 vote


Delicious has been a critical element of both my research and teaching workflow, allowing me to save the countless articles I read and tag them for later reference with notes as needed. Its genius for me is in its simplicity and ease of use. I've been using it for years and have hundreds of bookmarks saved.
over 3 years ago
1 vote


How could i imports my delicious bookmark with hotmail & yahoo, AOL
about 3 years ago


I have 4k+ links in Delicious and it would be a terrible loss to loose my tags and searchability.
over 3 years ago


I love delicious, ok I admit im not a avid visitor of the site- but Its essential to all of my needs, i have it on both FF & Chrome on my desktop & laptop - It's become essential to my daily online storage and Diigo is the closest thing I can find but its got other stuff i don't really care about it and it doesnt run like the delicious addon!
over 3 years ago


Delicious is my first source of valuable links ! For years !
And I can't imagine living without the FireFox Delicious Extension.
Please, keep the service on !
over 3 years ago


Favbot offers automatic import and free hosting for Delicious bookmarks. Once imported, you can use your bookmarks just like before except for the small change in the url http://www.favbot.com/import-delicious.html

You should check out the other features of Favbot too : http://www.favbot.com/ - it makes manual bookmarking obsolete, actually. The tool automatically bookmarks for you.
over 3 years ago
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Hope there is enough response to Yahoo's trying sunset some app's that they will back down. Or if atleast open source them so that they can be continue to be developed
over 3 years ago
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I have 4,800 links saved on Delicious, and I teach classes and give presentations straight from those bookmarks. The service has completely changed my workflow, and I honestly have no idea what I'd do without it.
over 3 years ago