We have long been hearing about the Diaspora social network, a open-source distributed social network where users will have maximum control over their data. The team behind the project seems to have finished laying the foundations. It is now offering a number of tools for the developer community.
In an email sent by the Diaspora team, it was stated that the response of the community to the entire project has been rather overwhelming so far. In the last week, the network finally started allowing users to sign-up for it at joindiaspora.com.
The email also mentions that Diaspora has become one of the biggest Github projects and hundreds of developers are contributing to it. Now, the team says, it is time to reach back to the users and developers who have provided the project with immense support, and give them back the benefits of Diaspora.
As a start, Diaspora has now made its ‘Pivotal Tracker’ available to the developers. If you are a developer and wish to make use of it, you can sign up here. The team has essentially launched a tool which can help deploy one-click installations to the Heroku app hosting service.
The “Joindiaspora” page has also been updated to extend greater, better sign-up options to the users. The notion behind these new changes offered by the Diaspora team is rather revolutionary. Over time, the team intends to turn this project into a completely community-driven and community-run project. Naturally, this is an exciting instance for the open-source community.