[BangPypers] Call for Python programmers interested in building social applications

Yoganand Anandaraju yoganand at gmx.com
Thu Aug 2 06:31:12 CEST 2012

I am pretty clear about why I would want to use python. Lets be clear that this application will be complementary to Diaspora and not a competitior. A diaspora clone will extend the distributed social network idea and help Diaspora not the other way. If anyone thinks this could compete with Diaspora we need understand the idea and motivation behind distributed socail network.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gora Mohanty
Sent: 08/01/12 11:51 PM
To: Bangalore Python Users Group - India
Subject: Re: [BangPypers] Call for Python programmers interested in building social applications

 On 1 August 2012 23:27, Anand Chitipothu <anandology at gmail.com> wrote: > On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 10:08 PM, Gora Mohanty <gora at mimirtech.com> wrote: >> On 1 August 2012 20:18, Deepak Garg <deepakgarg.iitg at gmail.com> wrote: >>> Diaspora is AGPL (version 3), some parts dual-licensed under MIT License >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora_(software) >> >> Erm, you are the second person to suggest that, but Diaspora >> is RoR. A better bet might be Pinax ( http://pinaxproject.com/ ) >> if one wants to stick to Python. > > -1 > > I don't think we should be so religious about using Python. After all > programming languages are tools to get job done. Er, I am not. But, there could well be a good reason for someone to want to do that in Python. Since they are asking on a Python group, a reasonable assumption is that they have done their homework and want a Python solution. > Remember that Diaspora was developed by a bunch of very smart chaps > over couple of years and it was able to raise $200K of funds on > kickstarter. It would take equal amount of efforts (or even more) and > resources to start building something from scratch again. > > Rejecting an already available opensource project, even before > considering its merits, just because it is not written in your > favorite programming language is not a good idea. Have not looked at Diaspora, and it could well be quite good. RoR is also perfectly fine for a RAD framework. I am not sure how it came across that I was rejecting Diaspora out of hand? Regards, Gora _______________________________________________ BangPypers mailing list BangPypers at python.org http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/bangpypers


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