Thursday, September 16, 2010

Diaspora Developer Release is now open to anyone

To make its source code available to anyone, Diaspora launched its developer release on September 15. They have kept their promise releasing the project’s source code to developers. Now, anyone can use the source code to develop the community project. It seems that Diaspora will be an open-source Facebook alternative.

Diaspora is a community project which will be improving and solidifying with the help of the community.

Though it is an open-source project, the goal of Diaspora is to create an "intrinsically more private social network."

Daniel Grippi, Maxwell Salzberg, Raphael Sofaer, and Ilya Zhitomirskiy are site creators who initially described Diaspora as a “distributed network, where totally separate computers connect to each other directly. It will let user connect without surrendering his or her privacy.”

Diaspora uses seeds instead of server. Seed is a personal Web server that stores all of your information and enables you to share this with your friends. It will collect information from Facebook, Twitter, or any other social network.

This social network will focus on contextual sharing. Those people are concerned about their privacy can use it. Users will be able to keep their privacy secret.

It posted few screen shots of the service that will remind you the popular social networking site, Facebook. With the use of Diaspora, user can share status updates and post photos in near real-time via “aspects”. Users can also find people across the Internet in spite of his or her seed’s location.

Diaspora plans to make its release on October.

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