Diaspora is the name of a project which aims to succeed where others have failed, it was in fact designed to create a social network is completely open source a reality that can compete with well established and highly trafficked as Facebook.
While the idea of a social network is not particularly original part of the Diaspora has features that could make an interesting initiative, between them are particularly important:
- Release all the code of target platform licensed under AGPL (Affero General Public License);
- Operation based on a decentralized network;
- The protection of personal data through encryption.
Diaspora, whose first release is scheduled for next summer should be like a cross between Twitter and Facebook, with capabilities for sharing and microblogging, also should provide support for VoIP and authentication OpenID.