GoToSocial is a new free open Fediverse platform which runs on cheap lightweight hardware and emphasises user safety and privacy. You can follow at:

➡️ @gotosocial

It supports both blocklists and allowlists, block/allowlist imports, non-federated instances etc

It's still in alpha testing, you can find out more info at

The project's souce is at

Darktable is a free open source raw photo processing app for Linux, Mac and Windows, sort of a libre alternative to Adobe's Lightroom.

You can follow at:

➡️ @darktable

You can download it from the project's website at

Delta Chat is a free open source encrypted messenger that works through email. You can follow at:

➡️ @delta

More info at

It can be used through apps for Android, iPhone/iPad, Linux, Mac and Windows.

Because it is email, you can also send (non-encrypted) messages to people who don't use Delta Chat.

The Small Technology Foundation researches and promotes online services designed for human beings rather than corporate profits.

You can follow their live streaming account at:

➡️ @fedi

and you can follow the founders at

➡️ @laura

➡️ @aral

The Small Technology Foundation's website is at:

There are several alternative versions of Ubuntu Linux which have official accounts on here:

➡️ @lubuntu - Lubuntu is a lightweight version of Ubuntu which works on older and lower price hardware

➡️ @Kubuntu - Kubuntu uses the KDE Plasma desktop interface instead of Gnome

➡️ @ubuntustudio - Ubuntu Studio is aimed at creative people, and comes bundled with lots of free open source creative software

Glyn Moody is a technology writer and journalist, often discussing open standards and copyright, best known for the free software book "Rebel Code". You can follow at:

➡️ @glynmoody

Moody is a regular contributor to Techdirt at and Walled Culture at

Moody's blog is at

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

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

Gajim is a free open source instant messaging app for the XMPP / Jabber network. You can follow at:

➡️ @gajim

It's available for Linux, Mac and Windows at 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

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 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

LiberaForms is a free open source online form system. You can follow at:

➡️ @liberaforms

The project's website is at offers form services from their own website, or you can self-host the software if you prefer.

Code The City is a grassroots initiative based in Scotland that organises workshops, user groups, hack events etc to promote open data and libre technology as forces for public good.

You can follow at:

➡️ @CTC

Their website is at

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

You can see a brief overview on its funding page at

For a clearer explanation of what multicast even means, see the video at

PublicSpaces is a non-profit coalition of Dutch broadcasters, museums, arts organisations etc. campaigning for an ethical internet. They organise conferences on this topic, and run their own Fediverse servers.

You can follow at (all in English):

➡️ (main account)

➡️ (videos)

➡️ @TheTimeIsNow (podcasts)

More info at

Nantucket E-Books is developing an ebook creation platform, which includes an open markup language and free open source tools. You can follow at:

➡️ @nantucketebooks

The project's website is at

Fediphoto Lineage is an app for Android phones which makes it as easy as possible to share photos on the Fediverse. You can follow at:

➡️ @fediphoto_lineage

It's available through @fdroidorg and has a page at

It's based on an app by @pla, who enjoyed sharing pictures on the Fediverse while out and about. PLA sadly died in January 2021, and Fediphot Lineage aims to honour his memory by keeping his project alive.

FOSSASIA is an organisation that promotes free open source software and open hardware across Asia. It organises events, software and hardware projects, coding workshops etc. You can follow at:

➡️ @fossasia

More info on the official site at

Veloren is a free open source open world role playing game, sort of like a cross between Breath Of The Wild and Minecraft. You can follow at:

➡️ @veloren

There are online multiplayer options, and you can host your own server too.

It's available for Linux, Mac and Windows from the official website at

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