Commit 38d3a342 authored by Jonne Haß's avatar Jonne Haß

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# diaspora*
### a privacy aware, distributed, open source social network
Diaspora is a privacy-aware, personally-controlled, do-it-all open source social network. Check out our [project site](
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## Installation
With Diaspora you can:
- Make cool stuff
- Share it across the web
- Own your own data
You don't have to install diaspora* to use the network. There are many servers connected to diaspora*s network which are open to anyone, and you can create an account on one of these servers. Have a look at our [tips for finding a home](, or you can just go straight to the [list of open servers]( to sign up.
Want to own your data and install diaspora*? Whether you just want to try it out, want to install it on your server or want to contribute and need a development setup, our [installation guides]( will get you started!
## Quick Start:
## Questions?
Here's how you can get a **[development](** environment up and running. This is where any new pod runner should start, as well as people
looking to contribute to D*. This script assumes you have [a basic Rails setup installed](
Have a look at our FAQs [for users](, [for pod administrators]( or [for developers](
### Step 1: Run the script and follow the on screen instructions.
bash <(curl
Still haven't found an answer? Talk to us! Read [how we communicate]( We're here to answer all your questions.
## Contribute
### Step 2: Run the development server
rails s
To keep diaspora* growing and improving we need all help we can get. Whether you can contribute [code](, [ideas](, [translations](, [bug reports]( or simply extend the community as a [helpful user]( or [pod administrator](, your help is welcome!
then visit 'http://localhost:3000' in your browser.
## Security
### Step 3 (for developers): Run tests
Found a security issue? Please disclose it responsibly. We have a team of developers listening to []( The PGP fingerprint is [AB0D AB02 0FC5 D398 03AB 3CE1 6F70 243F 27AD 886A](
### Step 4 (for everyone): Party.
### Want a production setup? Having trouble with install script? Want to install D* the slow way?
Look to more specific install guides [here](
## Contributing
We love community contributions, and we work extra hard to make sure every code contribution is looked at and given feedback.
To help everyone involved, please review our [Pull Request Guidelines](
to make sure all contributions are submitted smoothly.
Documentation is available on our [wiki](
## More Resources:
- [Wiki](
- [Podmin Resources](
- [Contributing](
* [Mailing lists](
- [IRC](
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