..is Diaspora implemented on CouchDB
The Diaspora source code was initially released on September 15th, 2010. This project is an implementation of the Diaspora protocol as a CouchApp built entirely on CouchDB.
Hosting your own
You can run CouchAppSpora anywhere that you can run CouchDB, and since it’s a CouchApp, the entire application lives inside your database and can be replicated from any other CouchAppSpora seed. To demonstrate the built in replication that you get with CouchDB:
- Go to couchone.com/get and either get a free hosted Couch or follow instructions on how to set up your own local Couch.
- Make a database and set up bidirectional continuous replication from
http://glitterbacon.couchone.com/couchappspora(or any other CouchAppSpora seed) to your new database
- Visit http://yourcouch/yourdb/_design/couchappspora/index.html
For more advanced features (OStatus protocols like Webfinger for user discovery) you will have to use a dedicated domain name and configure your CouchDB to use a
vhost entry for your domain name. See this wiki article for instructions.
TO-DO (aka ‘how to contribute’)
You can either help build out the HTML/CSS/JS interface or you can help out with the backend protocols.
Check out the Issues page
If you’ve never worked with CouchApps before, I’d highly recommend learning more about them at couchapp.org
TODO: I think I have to comply with Diaspora’s AGPLV3 License…