At the moment Diaspora does not accept CAcert as valid certificate authority and as a consequence people using CAcert-certificates (and these are many) will not be able to communicate with other pods properly.
Admins already using CAcert may not create separate startSSL-certificates (as suggested in the wiki) just because of being annoyed and run their pod with “invalid” CAcert-certificates resulting in malfunctioning synchronization with other pods. Also users of CAcert-pods are not able to use Diaspora-apps such as cubbi.es due to their unaccepted certificates.
In short I think that the growth of the Diaspora-podnet suffers from the exclusion of CAcert.
This is why I want to vote for including CAcert as-soon-as-possible as a valid CA into the Diaspora project!
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