The Briar Project is an encrypted FOSS peer-to-peer messenger app which can be used online through @torproject or offline locally through wifi or bluetooth. The "not yet official" Fediverse account for Briar is at:

➡️ @briar

Its offline mode means it can be used locally even if the internet is shut down (for example due to disasters or other reasons).

Briar's website is at briarproject.org

Hyperspace is a free open source Mastodon desktop app for Linux, Mac and Windows. You can follow at:

➡️ @hyperspacedev

The developers are also working on a mobile version called Starlight.

You can get the client or find out more from the Hyperspace website at hyperspace.marquiskurt.net

Lemmy is a free open source federated alternative to Reddit. You can follow their official account at:

➡️ @LemmyDev

You can try the flagship instance at lemmy.ml

They have now introduced federation between Lemmy instances, so people on one Lemmy instance can interact with people on others. (They are working on federating with the rest of the Fediverse later.)

Kiwix is a free open source app that lets you view and search Wikipedia, other wikis and reference sites like StackExchange entirely offline. You can follow at:

➡️ @kiwix

The app is available for Android, iPhone, Linux, Mac and Windows from the official site at kiwix.org

It's also available via

It's really useful if you are temporarily or permanently without a reliable internet connection.

Mobian is a version of Debian Linux designed for mobile devices. You can follow the project here:

➡️ @mobian

The official site is at mobian-project.org

Mobian currently runs on the Pinephone open smartphone made by @PINE64

Libre Graphics Meeting is an annual conference discussing free open source graphics software, including graphic design, digital painting and more.

You can follow at:

➡️ @lgm

and

➡️ @lgm (videos)

You can see the presentations from the 2020 conference online at the video account above.

The official website is at libregraphicsmeeting.org

OnlyOffice is a free open source online office suite. You can follow them at:

➡️ @ONLYOFFICE

There's a paid-for hosting service, or you can host it yourself free. More info is at the official site at onlyoffice.com

Blender is a free open source software suite for creating 3D and 2D CGI animation, stills and effects. You can follow their official Mastodon account at:

➡️ @Blender

They also have an official PeerTube account at:

➡️ @blender

The official website is at blender.org

Darktable is a free open source photography app which lets you organise, view and develop raw image files, like a libre alternative to Adobe Lightroom. You can follow their official account at:

➡️ @darktable

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

Mobilizon is a free open source federated events platform, designed to provide a privacy-friendly alternative to Facebook Events. You can follow at:

➡️ @mobilizon

It has just left beta testing and is now ready for use. You can find out more on official sites at:

joinmobilizon.org/en

and

mobilizon.org/en

It has been designed for activists and volunteer organisations, but anyone can use it.

Foss.events is a site covering all events related to free open source software. You can follow them at:

➡️ @FOSS_events

The website is at foss.events

Although many events are cancelled due to the pandemic, many are taking place online, so it is still worth following 👍

/e/ sells de-googlised versions of Android phones. You can follow at:

➡️ @e_mydata

You can also download the OS and install it yourself. Their site is at e.foundation and phone shop at esolutions.shop

/e/ sells brand new @Fairphone 3/3+ smartphones, made with Fairtrade raw materials in ethical working conditions (fairphone.com).

In-depth video review of /e/ on the FP3:
share.tube/videos/watch/ef3e5e

Open Source Diversity aims to encourage more people to contribute to FOSS projects, and to make people's first steps easier. You can follow at:

➡️ @opensourcediversity

The website is at opensourcediversity.org

GNOME makes the free open source desktop enviornment used by many versions of Linux including Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora etc. You can follow their official account at:

➡️ @gnome

The project also develops the software environment that the desktop is based on.

The official website is at gnome.org

Brazilian users might also want to follow the GNOME Brasil account at @gnome_br (in Portuguese)

FOSDEM is a long-running non-profit annual conference all about free open source software. You can follow the official account at:

➡️ @fosdem

The FOSDEM website is at fosdem.org

The next Fosdem is in February 2021, and this year is an online event due to the pandemic.

Kubuntu is a version of Ubuntu Linux using the @kde Plasma desktop. You can follow Kubuntu's official account at:

➡️ @Kubuntu

Kubuntu is a free open source project and is available from the official site at kubuntu.org

Matrix is a free open source federated communications platform with support for messaging and calling. You can follow their official account at:

➡️ @matrix

The platform has many different apps available including the popular Element (formerly known as Riot). The official Matrix site is at matrix.org

Tusky is a free open source Mastodon app for Android phones. You can follow at:

➡️ @Tusky

The app is available on @fdroidorg and Google Play. The official Tusky website is at tusky.app

It has some really nice features like the ability to follow hashtags 👍

The Tor Project is a non-profit organisation that promotes privacy and maintains the Tor network (which allows anonymous communication over the internet). You can follow them at:

➡️ @torproject

You can use the Tor network via the free open source Tor browser, available from their website at torproject.org

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