Well, I agree it is weird others did not get the attention Diaspora got (esp considering they're actively working, see OwnCloud). But it IS an interesting lesson - communicating through the right venues and asking for money simply WORKS. Other communities have experienced similar things, like the Krita team with their hugely successful fundraiser and I think we should learn from it. Having a good site and a good story is often more powerful than actually having a good product... As KDE dude this situation pains me as we often have superior technology and a hugely active community yet get overlooked because others are simply talking louder. We try to speak up more, but many in our community (including promo peeps like myself) are simply too humble to be as unbalanced-positive as commercial parties (and some FOSS communities) manage to be.