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> The best thing diaspora can do is to take a look at that open source facebook release - and just run it on a server - add some federation functions, and voila

I want to live in your world.




Me too. Why is there a lot of doubt about this project? I mean what stops me from forking FB open, add my own designs, my own glue code, and run it?

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> Why is there a lot of doubt about this project?

Because you make it sound awfully similar to the "StackOverflow in a weekend" episode:

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=679931

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But I'm not talking about a "weekend" - What if you had 2 years to do this, with yourself and a technical co-founder? Wouldn't it work with proper project planning? I'm not sure where the "weekend" vibe came from?

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