Appleseed

  • Facebook Just Landed $1.5B; Open Source Alternative Struggles To Raise $10,000

    Facebook Just Landed $1.5B; Open Source Alternative Struggles To Raise $10,000

    Facebook just raised $1.5 billion at a $50 billion valuation, having secured just south of $2.4 billion since the company was founded. Contrast that with The Appleseed Project, which aims to establish an open source, fully distributed and decentralized social networking software suite to rival Facebook. I just got an email from the project’s lead developer, Michael Chisari, prompting me… Read More

  • Four Facebook Alternative Alternatives

    Four Facebook Alternative Alternatives

    Now that Diaspora, which is building an open-source distributed social network, has launched in private alpha, I figured it’d be a good idea to remind you that there are several alternatives to that particular Facebook alternative, some of which have been around longer and in more advanced stages of development. Note that there may be more initiatives that I haven’t heard of or… Read More