So finally tried the Bitnami demo instances today, well, by accident really almost They have this Twitter app (= advert) where you click a button and it launches a fresh diaspora* server on Amazon (shudder) - and emails you when it’s ready. It comes with an admin user so you can log in and play around.
I know many feel bad about mentioning companies and stuff (because they are evil and all), but I really feel we’re missing out on lots of promotion if we don’t allow mentioning commercial companies when promoting diaspora* (well we do already anyway, Unixstickers, for example).
I strongly think if some commercial company is using diaspora* and thus promoting it and thus making our network + developer base grow - then we should not hold back in using these opportunities for promotion.
The Bitnami demo instances would make a great blog post + other social media promotion, to get some people to try one out. Plus it is significant that a commercial company is offering ‘diaspora* as a service’ - I think these kind of things need to be mentioned by our outreach team.
TL;DR - I want to make a blog post about the diaspora* Bitnami instances and push that out via our social channels. If someone opposes, I’ll create a vote about it.
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