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Posted September 3rd, 2011 - 4:54 pm by from Padova, Italy (Permalink)
I would like to submit to you guys an idea:

What about going well over all this rumbling complainng, be creative and constructive, and open a completely open-source Diaspora CouchSurfing Server?

Every local community will manage its own free server, and for how Diaspora works, each community will be able to talk with all the others, allowing each CouchSurfer to be part of a global net, completely for free, in open source, with no possibility of ads, and complete control over shared information..




Plus, it is continuously upgraded with new features and for how it is written nobody will always be able to buy it: your information keep always on being yours, never being sold to the cloud. No matter how many m$ they may be able to offer.


ps> this is only a suggestion, but I believe it to be a very great one of them.
What you think?

Posted September 3rd, 2011 - 5:45 pm by from Seafield, Isle of Man (Permalink)
I like federated approach, like in diaspora, but other platforms also start adding federation functionality. I know people who implemented a lot in elgg and now it becomes more present in drupal.

Folks from http://bewelcome.org work on migrating to drupal and once they do it, I want to help them with federation and data portability. So people can put up nodes on their own servers, migrate their accounts between them etc.

If you like to start developing something like that building upon diaspora, I would really encourage you to go for it! Since we will use common standards at some point we can federate across various platforms and it all can work very smoothly together =)