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Diaspora to become a "community project"

The Diaspora project, aiming to create a more freedom-oriented social networking system, has announced that it is becoming a more community-oriented project. "This will not be an immediate shift over. Many details still need to be stepped through. It is going to be a gradual process to open up more and more to community governance over time. The goal is to make this an entirely community-driven and community-run project. Sean Tilley, our Open Source Community Manager will spearhead community efforts to see that this happens."
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Diaspora to become a "community project"

Posted Aug 27, 2012 18:28 UTC (Mon) by JEFFREY (guest, #79095) [Link]

Did the Kickstarter funds finally run out?

Diaspora to become a "community project"

Posted Aug 27, 2012 18:34 UTC (Mon) by colo (subscriber, #45564) [Link]

What a waste of time and money.

Diaspora to become a "community project"

Posted Aug 27, 2012 19:05 UTC (Mon) by danieldk (subscriber, #27876) [Link]

It's sad that 'X to become a community project' means that the authors lost interest or ran out of funding, these days. These used to be nice announcement (as in 'OpenSUSE becomes a community project').

Diaspora to become a "community project"

Posted Aug 27, 2012 19:26 UTC (Mon) by skitching (subscriber, #36856) [Link]

I'm surprised by the sarcasm already expressed. Is diaspora really such a failure?

I see that they aimed for $10k funding and got "20 times that", so around $200k. Given 4 people working for 2 years that isn't a whole lot of money - far less than a fulltime salary - so it doesn't look like any of the "founders" got rich from the initial funding.

And building a community goes a whole lot easier if there is already useable code, than just having an idea.

The wikipedia article sounds moderately positive:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora_%28social_network%29

Diaspora to become a "community project"

Posted Aug 27, 2012 19:54 UTC (Mon) by shmerl (guest, #65921) [Link]

This comes as a response to the community concerns about project direction. So it's a good development.

Diaspora to become a "community project"

Posted Aug 27, 2012 20:22 UTC (Mon) by marduk (subscriber, #3831) [Link]

Should we expect Facebook to also become a community project someday?

Diaspora to become a "community project"

Posted Aug 27, 2012 21:08 UTC (Mon) by shmerl (guest, #65921) [Link]

Facebook is conceptually built for profiting on user profiles and being non distributed. So even if it'll become a "community project" it wouldn't be any better.

Diaspora to become a "community project"

Posted Aug 28, 2012 9:00 UTC (Tue) by reddit (guest, #86331) [Link]

The name is also moronic, since social networking is supposed to bring people together, not cause a "diaspora".

Diaspora to become a "community project"

Posted Aug 28, 2012 9:34 UTC (Tue) by hummassa (subscriber, #307) [Link]

The idea is that you can bring each community to one social network, with its specific rules, but the resulting networks will remain interconnected, each one respecting the others' rules.

Diaspora to become a "community project"

Posted Aug 28, 2012 15:35 UTC (Tue) by shmerl (guest, #65921) [Link]

The name is witty and to the point.

Diaspora to become a "community project"

Posted Aug 28, 2012 14:28 UTC (Tue) by wertigon (guest, #42963) [Link]

I hope Buddycloud can take up the slack, but not holding my breath for it.

http://buddycloud.com/


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