[jdev] XMPP for Distributed Social Network

Jonas Ådahl jadahl at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 08:57:50 CST 2010

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 6:20 AM, Jon Kristensen <jon.kristensen at nejla.se> wrote:
>  Hello Jabber developers!
> My name is Jon Kristensen and I'm currently working on a new privacy-aware
> social network and darknet called Pontarius. There is a brief information
> page available at http://pontari.us/. Our aim to create the software to
> allow people to set up a server in their home and have it take care of
> storing and transmitting their personal information, messages, photos, etc
> in a secure and privacy-aware way.
> Now, we are considering XMPP for transmitting and encrypting the
> information, and I was hoping to get some answers and advice on this
> mailing-list.
> Would XMPP be a suitable message for servers that will go down every now and
> then (sometimes without an appropriate shutdown), and sometimes for weeks?
> Would you recommend mnesia or SQL for the database? Are there good repair
> tools for mnesia files?
> Do you have any advice for me? What kind of problems am I likely to run in
> to?
> Sorry for being a bit vague! If I seem a little confused it's only because I
> am...
> Thanks!
> Best regards,
> Jon Kristensen


You might be interested in taking a look at how and why the
onesocialweb project uses XMPP. According to their website they aim to
be a "decentralized social networking platform". Read more about it
here: http://onesocialweb.org/developers-xmpp.html .


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