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Will an open-source alternative to Facebook actually work?

Jun 02, 2010, 20:04 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Vernon)

"The anti-Facebook movement has created a level of interest in open-source solutions to the privacy issue where virtually none has existed before.

"After I wrote about the Diaspora project a few weeks ago, I was contacted by Michael Chisari of the Appleseed Project, which is basically the same thing and predates Diaspora by several years. Reason virtually no one had heard of it was because Chisari had spent months developing the entire project himself and had to put it on hold because he, well, reached the point where he couldn't finish it alone with no one really interested in it."

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