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

Deepak Garg deepakgarg.iitg at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 07:11:38 CEST 2012

Its not about competing with Diaspora, there's nothing wrong with that, we
always need better or different flavors.

My question is why not fork out of Diaspora and implement your features ?

Why do you want to start the project from scratch ?


On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 10:01 AM, Yoganand Anandaraju <yoganand at gmx.com>wrote:

> 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 _______________________________________________
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Deepak Garg,
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