some of you may have followed my recent post concerning the possible shutdown of this pod. If you have not, have a look at the following post: https://pod.thomasdalichow.de/posts/1377103#18d54900cb8b0137c662005056008410
From the feedback of this post as well as additional thoughts that have gone into the topic, mostly hailing from the security front, I have come to the conclusion to shut down this pod
. It's a bit more than one month from now. 2019-11-16, 04:00 PM (UTC+1)
That being said, here are the steps I will take in order to shut down this pod:
* closing registrations on this pod
* inform you in the form of this post
* send a mail to every user registered on my pod in a couple of days
* shut down the pod at the specified date
Up until the date of shutdown, you will have the possibility to download your data (visit https://pod.thomasdalichow.de/user/edit
and scroll to the very bottom). After the date of shutdown, you will neither be able to use the pod nor download your data.
I will immediately erase every data concerning this pod and the data of the users having an account here. It will however take two months to rotate out of my backup cycle. So the data will eventually be erased some time in January 2020.
Wtih one freed IPv4 address at my disposal, I will - in time - set up a different service to contribute to a decentralized world of encrypted communication or encrypted data sharing. However, I have not yet decided what this service will be. If you know of any decentralized communication network that needs another node, a short comment would be very much appreciated.
Well then. Good bye and thanks for all the fish!
Hi folks, I'm currently contemplating to shut down this pod. (Though I will not do so with sufficient notice in advance) While some of you are actually using diaspora in their daily lifes, I have the feeling that the development of diaspora has come to almost a halt. This statement is based on looking at github activity only. Furthermore, my personal feeling is, that diaspora will never fulfill the goal it set itself. This is in part due to people not adopting it (the reasons for those are plentiful and surely not all of them are diaspora's fault) and on the other hand due to many factors beyond the control of the project. You may convince me otherwise. That being said and having an IP address left after shutting down this pod, I will think about how to support decentralized alternatives in a different way. Cheers & looking forward to your input Thomaspod.thomasdalichow.de