In a message to the entire community, the creators of the Open Source Diaspora social network (or Diaspora *, depending on who writes it) have returned to ask for money , as in the initial start-to reinforce the development of this platform.
the official announcement of the Diaspora *-developers all is said, not update his blog too or the state of development, they suggest the need for funds:
We’re not in it for the money. But today I ask your help, some money, to further develop Diaspora *
social network has some interesting points, and anyone who has used it have noticed the resemblance Google + is patent . Neither they hide themselves, have worked with Google in some sections, and try to differentiate itself with its main added value, you have control over Diaspora.Like
ownCloud anyone can pick up the code and mounted Diaspora social network on your server , or as they call it a “pod” of Diaspora, a kind of node in Reality is not disconnected from the world, as all other users of the pods communicate with each other through the existing protocol in Diaspora.
The concept is interesting and joins many other aspects like (which are nailed to the circles of Google +) or the massive use of hashtags, which begin on Google + hours to officially recognize-but for now activity in the existing pods , as in the best known and the only really “official” joindiaspora.com- is very low , which casts doubt on the future of the project.
Personally I think these four guys and were lucky to have a really important series of grants in the beginning, no less than $ 200,000-and to ask for more money now to develop is rather suspect, though it is true that take time and start pulling that money and have no other means to live, for all we know. Still, the vast majority Open Source projects never do this kind of initiatives , although they ask for input from other developers, translators and designers.Maybe that would
track to a platform which begins to smell a little weird. And here’s the weirdest smelling. While the official announcement says nothing of the invitations-for now remain limited in the case of that officer pod in the mail sent to users who requested an invitation, as I do, they tell us something equally suspect. Cojo the two paragraphs that differ from the official announcement :
You’ve been incredibly
patient in waiting for an invitation. We’re still working as fast as we dog to get yours to you, and we’re sorry it’s Taking so long.
Also, if You Can Give Any amount at all, we’ll be sure to get you an invitation to join us at joindiaspora.com right away. (Just to be clear, you’ll still get your invitation regardless. But if you make a gift, we’ll get it to you now, so you will not Have to wait Any longer.)
translated means :
‘ve been really patient to wait for an invitation. We are working as fast as we can to get you with yours, and we feel to be taking so long.
addition, if you can give any amount, we will ensure you get an invitation to join joindiaspora.com directly. (Just to clarify everything, get the invitation anyway. But if we make a gift, we’ll give you now, so I do not have to wait.)
course the message is not particularly lucky
course the message is not particularly lucky, and either have little idea how to communicate that they are quite “bare”, or the beauty of this project is no longer so beautiful.