The poddery story
poddery.com ( #poddery
stands for Pod Dery ) was started around 2010 (domain name was registered on 2010 December 07
) by Joe Bivins. To place this in history of #diaspora
1. The famous lecture "Freedom in The could" by Eben Moglen,
was delivered on 2010 Feb 05.
1. This speech inspired 4 students of New York University’s Courant Institute (Illia Zhitomirskiy, Daniel Greppi, @Maxwell Salzberg
and Raphael Sofaer) to launch a crowd funding campaign
to replace #facebook
on 2010 April 24.
1. The first developer preview was released on 2010 September 15
and first consumer alpha version was released on 2010 November 23. The first tag on the github repo
dates 2010 December 2.
As you can see from these dates, poddery.com is one of the earliest diaspora pods. Possibly, third pod after joindiaspora.com
(if you know another pod started before poddery.com, let me know in comments). When we organized our second Mini #Debian
Conference in Pune in 2011, we opened an account in poddery.com (@Mini DebConf India
) and its first post was on 2011 June 23
We posted many photos of the events on this account and when we heard Joe Bivins was planning to close this pod on 2013 June 30, we did not want to lose these posts. We offered to take over the maintenance and launched Save Poddery Campaign
in June 2013. We got around 50% of the target amount and with around 66% discount by KnightSwarm, we took over maintenance of poddery.com. We are running this service for about 6 years now. In between we added #xmpp
service and last year #matrix
You can follow the history of this service via @SavePoddery Campaign **
and @poddery.com updates
We are running our 3rd crowd funding campaign now. Thanks to everyone who contributed, money as well as time and effort to run the service.