Community to control Diaspora

On the Diaspora blog, the founders have outlined that the service is to be given over to the community to control. The founders insisted they will remain part of the community, but argued it was important to put decisions regarding the project's future into the hands of users and developers.

Diaspora started life on Kickstarter, with the aim to take on Facebook, or at least the notion of a single dominant social network. That distributed nature of the network meant it could not be 'owned' by any one entity, thereby protecting it from takeovers, advertising and other perceived threats.

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