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🌟 @torproject - Non-profit organisation that runs Tor network, giving users maximum privacy

🌟 @Tusky - Popular FOSS Mastodon app for Android phones

🌟 @matrix - Free open source federated communication platform, allows messaging, VOIP calls and more

🌟 @ashenwave - Digital artist with a surreal, cute and disturbing style

🌟 @Kubuntu - Version of Ubuntu Linux using the @kde plasma desktop

🌟 @fosdem - Huge non-profit FOSS conference

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🌟 @PINE64 - Makers of low-price FOSS laptops, smartphones, tablets and more

🌟 @protonmail - Ad-free independent encrypted email provider

🌟 @fsf - PeerTube channel for the Free Software Foundation @fsf

🌟 @Tubelab - Android app for PeerTube, from the makers of @fedilab

🌟 @kosa_photo - Japanese landscape and cityscape photographer

🌟 @davidrevoy - Illustrator, FOSS supporter and creator of the Pepper & Carrot libre webcomic

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @mastohost - Create your own Mastodon instance without any technical knowledge

🌟 @powderpaint - Queer synthpop band doing excellent music

🌟 @glimpse - FOSS photo and image editing software, fork of GIMP

🌟 @kde & @kde - Official Fediverse accounts of the KDE development community

🌟 @dantheclamman - Paleobiologist working at the Biosphere 2 research facility in the Arizona desert

🌟 @omgubuntu - News site about Ubuntu & Linux

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @libreoffice - Free open source office suite for Linux, Mac and Windows

🌟 @spritelyproject & @cwebber - Developing the next generation of Fediverse networks and services

🌟 @inogart - Beautiful but nightmarish drawings and paintings

🌟 @fsfi - Promoting libre software in India

🌟 @mercury - New Mastodon app for iPhones

🌟 @apconf & @apconf - Official media accounts for the ActivityPub annual conference

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🌟 @Krita & @kritafoundation & @Krita_artists - Free open source professional painting software for Linux, Mac and Windows

🌟 @NintendoLeSite - French-language unofficial Nintendo news site

🌟 @fsfe & @fsfe & @fsfe - Pressure group promoting libre software in Europe

🌟 @DavitMasia - Pixel artist and game developer

🌟 @joplinapp - Free open source note taking and to-do app

🌟 @magicians - Eccentric band playing Victorian banjo music

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🌟 @k9mail - Popular FOSS email app for Android

🌟 @nitrokey - Free open source USB security key with open hardware too

🌟 @tootapp - Quirkily fun Mastodon app for iPhones and iPads

🌟 @switchingsoftware - Great easy-to-use guide to FOSS and federated alternatives

🌟 @kiwix - App that lets you browse and search Wikipedia, StackExchange, Project Gutenberg etc entirely offline

🌟 @smerp - Drawings through robots, paintings by bare hands

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @briar - Secure Tor-based p2p messaging app, works locally even if internet shut down

🌟 @dagseii - Digital artist doing dramatic portraits

🌟 @freedomboxfndn - Free open source software to make your own personal home server

🌟 @privacyint - Official PeerTube instance for privacy pressure group @privacyint

🌟 @9to5linux - News site about Linux and FOSS

🌟 @godotengine - FOSS 3D & 2D game engine

🌟 @rpginabox - RPG creation tool

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🌟 @Fairphone - Makers of ethical Fairtrade modular smartphones

🌟 @IanCykowski - Photographer of gorgeous landscapes

🌟 @delta - Encrypted FOSS messaging system that works through email

🌟 @tinoheuberger - Astrophotographer, lovely photos of stars and nebulae

🌟 @selfcare (posts every 2 hours) or @selfcare_gentle (posts every 6 hours) - Bot that posts self-care hints

🌟 @Le_bottin_des_jeux_linux - Database of Linux games

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @news - Friendica, a Fediverse social network with a Facebook-style interface

🌟 @exodus - Privacy reports on Android apps, listing trackers and permissions required

🌟 @TommyWiseau - Official Fediverse account for the actor/writer/director

🌟 @inkscape - FOSS alternative to Adobe Illustrator

🌟 @evilscientistca - Astronomer posting photos of stars, planets and galaxies

🌟 @headswap - Random combinations of gaming characters

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @writefreely & @write_as - FOSS federated blogging platform, part of the Fediverse

🌟 @fsf - Official Fediverse account of the Free Software Foundation

🌟 @Curator - Account recommending art, photography and other creative posts on the Fediverse

🌟 @dosnostalgic - Nostalgic posts about 1980s/1990s DOS games

🌟 @yunohost - Making it as easy as possible to run your own home server

🌟 @libreture - Ecosystem for DRM-free eBooks

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🌟 @fdroidorg - Free open source alternative to Google Play store

🌟 @chriswere - PeerTube channel about Linux, FOSS, computing, gaming and other stuff

🌟 @gnulinux - German-language news site and podcast about Linux and free software

🌟 @sylvia_ritter - Wonderful artist with a distinctive style

🌟 @gamingonlinux - News site about gaming on Linux PCs

🌟 @Jonathan & @JonathanMBR - An African perspective on the environment and news

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @nextcloud - Free open source privacy-friendly personal cloud

🌟 @securedrop - FOSS system for whistleblowers to contact journalists anonymously

🌟 @brandkopf - Artist who draws and paints traditionally and digitally

🌟 @pfefferle - Creator of plugin which lets you connect your WordPress blog to the Fediverse

🌟 @david - Lovely photos of Australian wildlife

🌟 @ReverseEagle - Helping developers switch to FOSS tools and services

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @pixelfed - Free open source federated alternative to Instagram

🌟 @Jami - Encrypted Libre P2P alternative to Skype

🌟 @microg - Project providing FOSS alternatives to Google's Android services

🌟 @Styxcolor - Freelance artist currently drawing lots of bizarre cats

🌟 @support - Managed hosting service for PixelFed, Mastodon, PeerTube and HomeTown instances

🌟 @xxyxxyart & @xxyxxyart - Sculptor who makes really cute tiny figurines

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🌟 @mobilizon - Free open source Fediverse alternative to Facebook Events, currently in public beta testing

🌟 @ubports - Develops and maintains Ubuntu Touch, a FOSS OS for phones and tablets

🌟 @Liberapay - Free open source non-profit alternative to Patreon

🌟 @MicroSFF - Toot-sized sci-fi and fantasy stories

🌟 @privacyint - Charity campaigning for privacy since 1990

🌟 @cryptpad - Free open source self-hostable office suite

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🌟 @edsonkcury - Painter of beautiful traditional canvas works, especially historical scenes

🌟 @inventaire - Free open platform for cataloguing and sharing physical books

🌟 @GIbiz - Official account of the gaming business news site

🌟 @lubuntu - Lightweight fast operating system based on Ubuntu Linux

🌟 @AsteroidOS - FOSS operating system for smartwatches

🌟 @Zhjake - Draws amazing fantasy and SF characters and landscapes

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🌟 @olimex - Manufacturers of open source hardware and devices

🌟 @LimeSurvey - Free open source alternative to Google Forms

🌟 @ubuntustudio - Linux distro aimed at creative people

🌟 @karrot - FOSS platform for sharing resources in real life (e.g. food sharing)

🌟 @greenfediverse - Directory of Fediverse instances which use renewable energy

🌟 @tuxedocomputers - Building customised laptops and desktops with Linux preinstalled

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🌟 @PixelDroid - Android app for @pixelfed

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

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

🌟 @wallabag - Free open source alternative to Pocket

🌟 @Carnet - Free open source alternative to Google Keep

🌟 @gcluley - InfoSec expert with a blog and podcast

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @jett1oeil - Relaxing landscape photos

🌟 @Minetest - FLOSS alternative to Minecraft

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

🌟 @manyver_se - Serverless social network (in beta)

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

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

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

For / a recap of the links featured in this week's posts:

🌟 @funkwhale - Federated free open source music and podcast platform

🌟 @play0ad - Beautiful FLOSS real time strategy game similar to Age of Empires

🌟 @peertube - The Fediverse's own video network

🌟 @LemmyDev - Fediverse's alternative to Reddit (still in early beta)

🌟 @tuxdevices - Independent news site about Linux-based mobile devices

🌟 @Readlebee - Free open source alternative to Goodreads, very early development

To start us off, here's a post of interesting accounts to follow:

🌟 @Krita - Wonderful free open painting software

🌟 @Fairphone - Makers of Fairtrade mobile phones

🌟 @libreoffice - Makers of LibreOffice, the free open office suite

🌟 @omgubuntu - Articles about Ubuntu, Linux and open software

🌟 @k9mail - FLOSS email app for Android, its development has recently become more active after a break

🌟 @briar - A confidential messaging system for Android


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