Shorten Your Links The Open Source Way

August 22, 2010 by
Filed under: FOSS, HowTo 

If you're a big social networking user, you're probably familiar with link shortening services. The most popular of these are TinyURL and As an open source fan, you may be wondering, "where can I find a free and open source link shortener?"

You're in luck. is just such a free and open source link shortener. Thanks to the lilURL software, the folks at StatusNet, (the people behind the microblogging site,) have set up the simple and free link shortening service. So next time you need to shorten a long URL, head on over to and give it a try.

Know of another Free and Open Source URL shortening service? Let me know in the comments.


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