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Diaspora slowly becoming a community-run project, but is it too late?

Last week, the Diaspora team opened its Pivotal Tracker for community developer participation, and redesigned their home page to better reflect the community. They also disposed of their invite-only memberships. Diaspora faced criticism from the beginning for calling itself an open source project without being fully open. Their slow progress to openness continues with the announcement of turning Diaspora over to the community, which they said would be a gradual shift. Either you’re open, or you aren’t. Diaspora is somewhere in the middle.