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Re: [Social-discuss] Diaspora?

From: Laurent Eschenauer
Subject: Re: [Social-discuss] Diaspora?
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:59:47 +0200

> Right now we have a Ruby on Rails prototype that communicates with HTTP GET
> calls that get encrypted JSON blocks, and friend requests with PUT calls.
> For the real thing, we're talking about XMPP as our first between-node
> interface, but running an XMPP server might be a little heavy.  We
> definitely think that defining http routes is a lightweight way provide pull
> access to data.

You should have a look at (fully XMPP based).
Our approach supports both a hub&spoke model (intelligence and data at
the server) and a P2P one (the end resource is where the stuff is),
and you could easily layer XMPP E2E on top of it for encryption.

Federation is live, with a dozen servers having joined and a couple
third party developers building clients and additional server plugins.

We also recognize the need for a lightweight HTTP based API and as
soon as someone proposes a good HTTP based flow (and we are looking
forward to the future Buzz API), we'll implement. So feel free to get
in touch if you have ideas/feedback.



> On 04/26/2010 05:46 PM, Max Salzberg wrote:
> Hello, yes!
>  I am Maxwell of said diaspora project.  Sorry for being such a lurker (a
> bad habit) and about the flash on the project page, we will fix that ASAP.
> It's all my fault, Ilya complained about it to me when we first put it up,
> and it slipped my mind.  Bad Max.
> We are very excited to talk about some of the common issues we will face,
> and once the semester is over, we all will be much more active on this list
> and many others.
> I shouldn't be reading mailing lists while in class, but let's talk more
> soon.
> Rafi... make yrself heard!
> Maxwell
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 5:32 PM, Matt Lee <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 04/26/10 17:21, Deborah Nicholson wrote:
>> > Has anyone seen this project, ?
>> >
>> > On the one hand, yay for distributed and privacy respecting, but flash
>> > on
>> > the front page? *sigh*
>> Yeah, the Flash is unfortunate. We can fix that with them, hopefully.
>> > Anyway, since it's GPL we may be able to use some of their ideas once
>> > the
>> > code is public.
>> The folks from Diaspora are on this list... speak up folks!
>> I emailed them, and this is their reply:
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Re: GNU social
>> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 12:20:09 -0700
>> Hey Matt,
>> We have been getting the updates for you list for a couple of weeks, and
>> we are really excited about contributing to the list and making our
>> projects work together!  We are strong believers in Free Software, so both
>> projects are very important.  The past few weeks have been kinda crazy for
>> us, trying to finish school, finals, hack on the diaspora, and me
>> personally, my thesis.  We are kind of in "gear up for summer" mode, but
>> once school is over, we will be much more involved.
>> Looking forward to talking with you all more,
>> Maxwell + Diaspora

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