UnifiedPush is a set of specifications and free open source tools to help users get more control over how their phone's (or computers's) notifications are handled. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @unifiedpush

The project website is at unifiedpush.org

There are options for self-hosting notification systems if needed.

LWN.net is one of the internet's longest-running news sites about free open source software including Linux. You can follow them at:

➡️ @LWN

Their website is at lwn.net

They were originally founded in 1998 when "LWN" stood for "Linux Weekly News". They now cover much more than that, with items about the free open source software world in general.

Reproducible Builds aims to make it easier to check the source code of free and open source software. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @reproducible_builds

The project's website is at reproducible-builds.org

Reproducible Builds promotes tools and practices to help verify that open source code has not been altered before its distribution.

Stride (previously known as Xenko) is a free open source cross-platform game engine, you can follow at:


Their website is at stride3d.net

LibreCast aims to provide a next generation internet with better privacy, more decentralisation, less spam and better energy efficiency by using "multicast". You can follow at:

➡️ @librecast

The website is at librecast.net

You can see a brief overview on its funding page at nlnet.nl/project/LibrecastLive

For a clearer explanation of what multicast even means, see the video at spectra.video/w/qd4Tn4wXg9JM34

FOSDEM (Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting) is a major annual event featuring talks and workshops on free open source software. It's held in Brussels, Belgium.

You can follow at:

➡️ @fosdem

The official FOSDEM website is at fosdem.org

The event is free and run by volunteers.

Hare is a new programming language currently under development, you can follow at:

➡️ @hare@fosstodon.org (main account)

➡️ @hare@qoto.org (community account)

The Hare developers describe it as:

"a systems programming language designed to be simple, stable, and robust" and "well-suited to ... low-level, high performance tasks"

...and apparently it fits on a 3.5 inch disk! 💾

There's more info on the official website at harelang.org

RPG in a Box is a role-playing game creation system with 3D voxel graphics. You can follow at:

➡️ @rpginabox

There's more info on the project at rpginabox.com

It's available for Linux, Mac and Windows through Itch (zeromatrix.itch.io/rpginabox).and Steam (store.steampowered.com/app/498).

Creators who use the system to make RPGs can sell or give them away as they see fit, no royalties required.

V Brigham is a veteran programmer for the Commodore 64 home computer from 1982, who nowadays posts in-depth videos about developing software on the C64.

You can follow at:

➡️ @v_brigham

If the videos aren't visible from your instance yet, you can see them all at tilvids.com/a/v_brigham/videos

Game Programming Resources posts and boosts useful hand-curated links for game developers. You can follow at:

➡️ @game_programming

Selfcare.tech posts regular hints for looking after yourself at regular intervals. It was originally aimed at developers who are overloaded, but it's useful to anyone under stress.

You can follow either the normal or less frequent versions of the account:

➡️ @selfcare (posts every 3 hours)


➡️ @selfcare_gentle (posts every 6 hours)

There's also a website at selfcare.tech

Lickability is an independent software studio and designers of the official Mastodon app. You can follow them at:

➡️ @lickability

Their website is at lickability.com

PenPot is a free open source design and prototyping platform. It works through a web browser and uses open standards, so it can be used collaboratively and on any OS.

You can follow at:

➡️ @penpot

PenPot is now in beta testing, find out more at penpot.app

(PenPot used to be called Uxbox)

The microG Project aims to fully de-Google the Android OS by providing free open source alternatives to Google's proprietary services and libraries. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @microg

MicroG's website is at microg.org

MicroG is used for example by @e_mydata on their de-Googled Android phones.

Floating Cheeses is a project that aims for reliable Python packaging. You can follow the main account at:

➡️ @cheeses

They also have a PeerTube video channel at:

➡️ @ipwhl

The project website is at man.sr.ht/~cnx/ipwhl

(Thank you to @xarvos for giving headsup and info about Floating Cheeses)

Solarus is a free open source 2D game engine designed mainly for RPGs. You can follow at:

➡️ @solarus

There's more info on the website at solarus-games.org

Solarus games run on Linux, Mac, Windows and Nintendo Switch.

Andy Balaam posts in-depth tutorial videos about programming in many different programming languages. You can follow at:

➡️ @andybalaam@diode.zone

If the videos aren't visible on your instance yet, you can see them all at diode.zone/a/andybalaam/videos

Balaam also has a Mastodon account at @andybalaam@mastodon.social and a website at artificialworlds.net

ForgeFriends (aka FedeProxy) is a federated free open git for software development, using the Fediverse's ActivityPub protocol. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @forgefriends

The project website is at forgefriends.org and there's more details about how it works at forgefriends.org/blog/2021/11/

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