FreedomBox is a FOSS self-hosting Linux distro that makes it easier to create your own home server. You can follow them at:

➡️ @freedomboxfndn

Their website is at freedombox.org

You can install the software on your own hardware, such as PCs, Raspberry Pis, ARM etc.

Alternatively, you can buy a pre-installed FreedomBox home server kit from @olimex at olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/

Switching Software is a beginner's guide to help people switch to privacy-friendly FOSS apps and federated services. You can follow at:

➡️ @switchingsoftware

The guide's website is at switching.software

Thes a git for the project at codeberg.org/swiso/website

The Spritely Project aims to create a next generation of Fediverse networks and services. You can follow at:

➡️ @spritelyproject

The official site is at spritelyproject.org

Spritely is run by Chris Lemmer Webber, one of the authors of the ActivityPub standard that the current Fediverse runs on. You can follow at:

➡️ @cwebber

K-9 Mail is one of the most popular free open source e-mail apps for Android devices. You can follow their official account at:

➡️ @k9mail

Their website is at k9mail.app

It's available to download from @fdroidorg, Google Play and Amazon App Store.

(You can also download the app and source from the git at github.com/k9mail/k-9)

Friendica is a free open source social network, and part of the ActivityPub Fediverse. It has a Facebook-style interface, and also lets you follow RSS feeds as if they are users. The official blog is at:

➡️ @news

The official site is at friendi.ca

Source code is at github.com/friendica/friendica

It can be used through the web interface, or the Fedilab app (fedilab.app).

Pine64 make cheap open hardware including Linux smartphones, laptops, tablets and smartwatches. You can follow them at:

➡️ @PINE64

They also have a video channel at:

➡️ @pine64tilvids

Their website is at pine64.org

Pine64 products are mainly aimed at technology fans, and people who like to customise or build libre systems.

Masto.host makes hosting your own Mastodon instance really easy: they do the installation, maintenance and upgrades, you do the non-technical stuff. You can follow them at:

➡️ @mastohost

More info on their website at masto.host

The Tor Project is a non-profit organisation that maintains the Tor network, which allows people to communicate anonymously over the internet.

You can follow their official account at:

➡️ @torproject

The easiest way to use Tor is with the Tor web browser, which you can download from their site at torproject.org

Delta Chat is a free open source encrypted messaging system that works through email (so it is federated too). You can follow at:

➡️ @delta

There are apps for Android, iPhone/iPad, Linux, Mac and Windows. More info at delta.chat

(You can also message people on conventional email accounts unencrypted.)

YunoHost is a distro of Linux which makes it as easy as possible to self-host your online services. You can follow at:

➡️ @yunohost (in English and French)

There's a really easy graphical interface, it works on home servers or remote ones, and it supports older/weaker hardware too (e.g. a Pi).

The official site is at yunohost.org

You can see the full app catalogue at yunohost.org/apps

Inkscape is a free open source vector drawing app, like a libre alternative to Adobe Illustrator. You can follow at:

➡️ @inkscape

It's available for Linux, Mac and Windows from the official site at inkscape.org

PixelDroid is a FOSS app for using PixelFed (the Fediverse's alternative to Instagram). You can follow PixelDroid at:

➡️ @PixelDroid

The official site is at pixeldroid.org

PixelDroid has just been released on F-Droid at f-droid.org/packages/org.pixel

You can find out more about PixelFed from its site at pixelfed.org

You can join a PixelFed instance at pixelfed.org/join

Better is a tracker-blocking and ad-blocking app for iPhone, iPad and Mac. You can follow at:

➡️ @better

The app's website is at better.fyi

The app is available via the App Store, purchasing supports its development.

(The app and its related services are FOSS, source is available via the website.)

Dino is a free open source XMPP/Jabber messaging app for Linux and BSD desktop computers. You can follow at:

➡️ @dino

The official site is at dino.im

Dino supports end-to-end encrypted messaging through OMEMO, and they are now testing encrypted video calls too.

FunkWhale is a free open federated music/audio/podcasting platform, and part of the Fediverse. You can follow their main account at:

➡️ @funkwhale@mastodon.eliotberriot.com

There's also the official blog at:

➡️ @funkwhale@blog.funkwhale.audio

The project website is at funkwhale.audio

You can join an existing FunkWhale instance, host your own, or use a managed hosting service.

WriteFreely is a free open federated blogging platform. You can follow the project's brand new main account at:

➡️ @writefreely@writing.exchange

There's also the official blog at:

➡️ @writefreely@blog.writefreely.org

It's designed as an alternative to Medium, more info at the official website writefreely.org

WriteFreely is part of the Fediverse, so you can follow WF accounts from Mastodon.

NextCloud is a free open source personal cloud, for sharing files, collaborative editing, messaging and lots more. You can follow at:

➡️ @nextcloud

Clouds can be accessed through web browsers, or through apps for all major platforms.

You can host a cloud yourself, use a managed hosting service, or sign up on an existing instance.

Find out more from the official site at nextcloud.com

PixelFed is the Fediverse's alternative to Instagram. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @pixelfed

PixelFed accounts can be followed from Mastodon, and vice versa.

You can find instances to join at pixelfed.org/join

The project's website is at pixelfed.org

You can also self-host, or you can get managed hosting from SpaceBear at app.spacebear.ee

Joplin is a free open source notes & to-do app that can be synced online. You can follow at:

➡️ @joplinapp

It's available for Android, iPhone, iPad, Linux, Mac and Windows, you can download it from the official site at joplinapp.org

It can be synced with @nextcloud, Dropbox, WebDAV and OneDrive.

NGI Zero is a fund that promotes open internet standards and privacy friendly projects. You can follow them at:

➡️ @NGIZero

Find out more or apply for funding at this website: nlnet.nl/ (NLnet is the non-profit foundation that runs the fund)

They have supported CryptPad, Funkwhale, Lemmy, PeerTube, PixelFed, SearX and many many others: nlnet.nl/project/current.html

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