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Location: The Couchsurfing Project >> We are upset that CS has become a for-profit corporation >> Designing a decentralized trust and reputation system
I just saw this forum and thought "wow, this is a big idea". Having a good background in IT, programming, web and that kind of stuff I've been thinking about alternative concepts of CouchSurfing a lot already. Now with the recent events I started to look around... thinking about reimplementing a new plattform, thinking about helping HC or BW and then I saw this subgroup. And this is the answer. We need a decentralized social plattform.
Inspired by the links I did some research and I stumpled upon some very interesting projects.Some look dead, some look like they would reinvte the wheel and some look damn alive and based on well proven techniques.
The most promising I saw first was
which is based on XMPP, the famous decentralized protocol used by Jabber, Google Chat, and more. It looks a bit dead, but there's more...
This looks damn neat, and even though it's an enterprise driven project it's all open source and in the spirit of a free, decentralized social network.
So now I let you read and think ...