Open Facebook alternative Appleseed is on IndieGoGo -- and looking for funding
The Appleseed Project's been going through a bit of a resurgence lately, and along with a redone source page and a growing amount of mentions in the media, the project is now getting serious about funding. Project-founder Michael Chisari has set the goal he's looking to meet at $10,000 -- and you can donate at IndieGoGo, the fundraising site where Appleseed is listed.
Chisari's stated on the fundraising page that any excess funds will be used for documentation and non-profit promotion of the project. Also, if you've got the itch, you can actually contribute in other ways and try Appleseed yourself -- since this open-source project actually has a working prototype available right now. Just don't expect any bells or whistles quite yet.
You may recall Appleseed getting mentioned recently in our sister-posts, "Why Diaspora will win" and "Why Diaspora will fail." We got a lot of comment love (and hate) in those posts, and whichever side of the fence you fall on, it's clear that the community is very interested in open-source alternatives to networks like Facebook.
A best-case scenario would be multiple, viable alternatives to choose from, and the best way to ensure that such projects actually develop is to fund them. At the time of this article, Appleseed's only raised $470, so they could definitely use some help.