Bogomil Shopov

Human. Artist. Hacker. I care about free and open-source software(F/LOSS), cybersecurity, ethical design, privacy, and technology. 20+ experience in technology. 40+ in being human. I encourage people to become better humans with heavy metal and technologies. I also promote technologies to be considerate of humans. Let's see how it goes!

Open Technologies · December 14, 2010

A Diaspora* experiment

What is Diaspora?
Diaspora (stylized DIASPORA*) is a free personal (or groupware) web server that implements a distributed social networking service. The developers aim for it to be a decentralized alternative to social network services like Facebook.

I have 2 Diaspora accounts to test the service and I found some troubles that stops me at the moment to move to this project. This is a normal behavior, because the project’s status is still alpha.

Problems:
1. All POD’s should have the same version of the software and the same settings. I can add my @diasp.eu acount from my @joindiaspora.com install, but I can’t see my profile information. Something on protocol level is different or wrong. At the same time I can’t add my @joindiaspora.com account from my @diasp.eu POD.
2. I am getting a lot of Error 500 notifications. My friends using the same server don’t
3. Time zone problem is still on the table. Different servers are working on different times and …

Try it?
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