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LimeSurvey is a free open source alternative to Google Forms. Follow them here:


You can self-host your own instance for free, or use their hosted service.

Their website is at

Olimex is a manufacturer of open source hardware and components, follow their new account here:


Their website is at

Amongst other projects, they make the Pioneer FreedomBox home server running software by @freedomboxfndn :

They also make an interesting DIY laptop:

Alright #ActivityPub folks, I really need some #help.

I'm trying to get an extremely basic AP setup going where people can follow a single account on a server and get automatically-generated updates when actions are performed. Specifically, I want to process followers and send a post to followers when someone adds a book to or removes one from Little Library. It's pretty much 100% server to server with very little client input beyond prompting the server to post.

So far, I have an outbox and a way to view posts. I'm trying to get that set up so I can start researching what I receive from a Mastodon follow request in order to learn what data to save and send Create activities to. But when I search for a specific post from Mastodon, it errors out with a 503 error from the Masto server...

Here is the folder of the repo with my implementation so far:

And here is my (temporary) live AP actor endpoint with a piece of live data:

Thanks in advance!

/ recap of this week's recommended accounts to follow:

๐ŸŒŸ @PixelDroid - Android app for @pixelfed

๐ŸŒŸ @Matomo - Self-hostable libre privacy-aware alternative to Google Analytics

๐ŸŒŸ @GoatsLive - Sweet livestream of two goats on a Linux-powered farm

๐ŸŒŸ @wallabag - Free open source alternative to Pocket

๐ŸŒŸ @Carnet - Free open source alternative to Google Keep

๐ŸŒŸ @gcluley - InfoSec expert with a blog and podcast

Graham Cluley is a computer security expert who writes an infosec blog and hosts the Smashing Security podcast. You can follow him at:


The blog is at

The podcast is at

Carnet is a free open source alternative to Google Keep. It lets you take notes and sync them with a NextCloud account. You can follow Carnet here:


It's available for Android (through FDroid and Google Play) and NextCloud. The website is at

Developers can help out at

Translators can help out at

Hi folks! 9 years ago (to the day), the late Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, which was then called DeadDrop. Today the project is used by >70 media orgs around the world.

It's an open source whistleblower submission platform that uses the Tor network to protect source anonymity. We're also working on a next-generation integrated workstation for journalists based on Qubes OS:

We're happy to be here! #introductions

Wallabag is a free open source alternative to Pocket and other article-saving services. You can follow them here:


Their website is at

There are apps for Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, Firefox, Chrome, Kindle, Kobo and others. It is also compatible with RSS readers.

You can self-host your own instance for free, or use the paid-for flagship instance at

@FediFollows Would you consider a shoutout to @uxboxtool , a new open source UI/UX prototyping tool in development?

UXBox folks, welcome to Mastodon :-). I recommend posting a quick #introductions post as well.

GoatsLive maintains a charming live feed, you can follow them here:


Their website is

Their own description says it best:

"Spreading some love and happiness in an often difficult world, we give you goats Rose and Violet, as they go about their lazy day! Always live from our Linux powered farm!"

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ

Matomo is a free open source alternative to Google Analytics. You can follow them at:


You can host it yourself for free, or buy hosted services.

Their website is

There's a free open source app for @pixelfed under development called PixelDroid. You can follow it here:


Developers can help the project at:

Translators can help at:

(In case you're unfamiliar with it, PixelFed is the Fediverse's alternative to Instagram, you can find out more at

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

๐ŸŒŸ @jett1oeil - Relaxing landscape photos

๐ŸŒŸ @Minetest - FLOSS alternative to Minecraft

๐ŸŒŸ @codeberg - Non-profit git hosting for free open source projects

๐ŸŒŸ @manyver_se - Serverless social network (in beta)

๐ŸŒŸ @disseminOA - Helping researchers get papers out of paywalls and onto free open repositories

๐ŸŒŸ @Blender - Official account for the libre 3D graphics suite

๐ŸŒŸ @blender - Official PeerTube instance for Blender (now fixed!)

The Blender #peertube instance has been updated to the latest version which now means it federates again, yeah!!



THIS IS THE SMALLEST THING WE CAN DO to show them that they should support alternatives!

There's been a much more activity in the comments, and follows. YOU'RE AWESOME!

Promote it, boost the videos so others know it exists, and let them know on official channels (, etc.) that it's a great idea.


Blender, the most popular free open source 3D graphics and animation suite, has an official account on Mastodon:


There's also an official PeerTube account (which you can follow from Mastodon):


You can download the Blender suite itself at

A friendly reminder that the @peertube campaign is still running until complete.

If you want:
- better overall UX and global search
- better moderation tools
- plug-ins, playlists
- live streaming

please consider donating to the campaign. Each contribution matters, even the smallest ones.

Thanks for helping making the internet a better place!

Manyverse is a free open source peer-to-peer "off the grid" social network currently in beta testing, and part of the Scuttlebutt SSB network.

You can follow the official account here:


The Manyverse app is available for Android and iOS, from @fdroidorg , Google Play and the App Store.

The official website is is a non-profit privacy-friendly collaboration and git hosting service for free open source projects:


Website is at

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This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of ๐Ÿ˜ It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!