Facebook Alternative Diaspora Initial Source Code Released

Diaspora, the project started by team of students which is considered as Facebook alternative to sort of all the privacy related issues is almost here. The Diaspora Team has released their initial source code to let the world give a try to see how the facebook alternative will resemble. At present its in Pre-Alpha stage, hence there are plenty of limitations which you will see possibly.

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS PRE-ALPHA SOFTWARE AND SHOULD BE TREATED ACCORDINGLY. PLEASE, DO NOT RUN IN PRODUCTION. IT IS FUN TO GET RUNNING, BUT EXPECT THINGS TO BE BROKEN

Also, we really want to continue to focus on features and improving the code base. When we think it is ready for general use, we will post more detailed instructions.

These instructions are for machines running Ubuntu, Fedora or Mac OS X. We are developing Diaspora for the latest and greatest browsers, so please update your Firefox, Chrome or Safari to the latest and greatest.

This developer release is pretty great for users who expecting and funded diaspora project. As per the promise they have made in their blog update, the open source alternative facebook source code is all here to download and begin testing by developers.

  • The current version of pre alpha release has all the following features,
  • Share status messages and photos privately and in near real time with your friends through “aspects”.
  • Friend people across the Internet no matter where Diaspora seed is located.
  • Manage friends using “aspects”
  • Upload of photos and albums
  • All traffic is signed and encrypted (except photos, for now).

And the next version which will be released in October will have,

  • Facebook Integration
  • Internationalization
  • Data Portability

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Wish them a luck by spreading this article across your friends community. Have fun !

About the Author: Robin C

Security Consultant, Engineer, Technology Enthusiast and Blogger.

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6 Comments

  1. Diaspora looks like a great alternative to Facebook. Also, Mark Zuckerberg’s idea – Facebook will still be the best social network in the World for a considerable amount of time. Let’s face it.. Mark Zuckerberg is filthy rich, he cannot fall down with his kind of money, he can invest and reinvest daily in Facebook’s development and it’s kind of hard to compete over someone like Mark Zuckerberg, he is famous and rich and has innovative ideas – that’s just a mortal combination. Competitors will be a lot, but ones who will be better than M.Z., rarely. Although, thank you very much for sharing this article, I will try out Diaspora too, maybe it will turn out to be the next best social network.

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