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 docs.gotosocial.org

The project's souce is at github.com/superseriousbusines

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.

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

➡️ @liberaforms

The project's website is at liberaforms.org

LiberaForms.org offers form services from their own website, or you can self-host the software if you prefer.

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 veloren.net

Retrospring is a free open source project creating a question & answer platform with social aspects. You can follow at:

➡️ @retrospring

The project's website is at retrospring.net

It can be self-hosted, and the source code is at github.com/retrospring/retrosp

It is not federated, but federation is on their long term roadmap.

NextCloud is a free open source platform that lets you own your own personal cloud services. You can follow them at:

➡️ @nextcloud

It's widely used by companies, governments and individuals as a privacy-friendly self-hosted alternative to Google, Microsoft etc.

You can find out more from their site at nextcloud.com (and their site aimed at individuals at nextcloud.com/athome).

Prosody is free open source software for running XMPP/Jabber messaging servers. You can follow their official account at:

➡️ @prosodyim

Their website is at prosody.im

Prosody is an extremely popular way of running XMPP servers.

If you're looking for a complete XMPP system, check out the same developers' @snikket_im platform which includes server and client software.

Grow Your Own Services is a website encouraging beginners to start their own online cloud or social network instance. You can follow at:

➡️ @homegrown

The website is at growyourown.services

OwnCast is a free open source alternative to Twitch. It lets you self-host a livestream with a built-in chat system so the audience can interact with you. and the latest release now has Fediverse support!

You can follow at:

➡️ @owncast

The Fediverse support means people on Mastodon etc can follow an OwnCast streamer and be notified when they go live.

OwnCast's website is at owncast.online

Veloren is a FOSS open world multiplayer RPG, sort of like a cross between Breath Of The Wild and Minecraft. You can follow the official account at:

➡️ @veloren

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

Veloren includes online multiplayer options, and you can host your own server if you want to.

HedgeDoc is a free open source collaborative markdown editor. You can follow at:

➡️ @hedgedoc

The website is at hedgedoc.org

HedgeDoc is web-based and you can host it yourself. There's a demo instance at hedgedoc.org/demo

(HedgeDoc was previously known as CodiMD.)

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)

CryptPad is a free open source collaborative online office suite built around maximum privacy. You can follow at:

➡️ @cryptpad (main account)

and

➡️ @cryptpad_design (photo account)

The project website is at cryptpad.fr

It uses "zero knowledge" end-to-end encryption, so no one can access your data except you and people you share with.

Snikket is a project to make XMPP/Jabber decentralised instant messaging much easier to use. You can follow at:

➡️ @snikket_im

The website is at snikket.org

Snikket is releasing Android and iOS apps, and server hosting software, all with a consistent look, feel and branding.

The aim is to make XMPP easy enough for ordinary users, the same way Mastodon did with ActivityPub.

PeerTube is the Fediverse's alternative to YouTube. You can follow the project's official account at:

➡️ @peertube (in English and French)

The project website is at joinpeertube.org

PeerTube is part of the Fediverse, so you can follow/interact with PeerTube content from Mastodon etc.

You can discover interesting PeerTube videos and accounts over on FediVideos:

➡️ @FediVideos

Mobilizon is a free open source Fediverse events platform, a privacy-friendly alternative to Facebook Events. You can follow their official account at:

➡️ @mobilizon

Its official websites are at:

joinmobilizon.org/en

and

mobilizon.org/en

You can follow Mobilizon accounts from Mastodon etc. because it uses the same ActivityPub federation standard as the rest of the Fediverse.

OwnCast is a free open source self-hosted alternative to Amazon's Twitch, which lets you stream live video and text chat with viewers. The new official account is at:

➡️ @owncast

You can see a directory of OwnCast streamers at directory.owncast.online (and the software's own site is at owncast.online).

OwnCast is currently testing Fediverse support, which will let people follow from Mastodon etc.

Gitea has just joined the Fediverse on their very own instance, you can follow them here:

➡️ @gitea

Gitea is a free open source git platform, a self-hostable privacy-friendly alternative to Github. You can find out more on their website at:

gitea.io

There's a good video about Gitea by @hexdsl at:

share.tube/videos/watch/667bff

Kiwix is a free open source app for offline viewing and searching of Wikipedia, Gutenberg, StackExchange etc. It lets you use and distribute physical copies of websites entirely offline.

You can follow at:

➡️ @kiwix

The app is available for Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and iPhone/iPad from kiwix.org

Pétrolette is a free open source customisable news feed reader, with an emphasis on privacy. You can follow at:

➡️ @petrolette (in English and French)

You can self-host, the project's source is at framagit.org/yphil/petrolette

There's an example instance at petrolette.space

The project is looking for help translating into other languages, if you are interested please message the lead developer at @yphil

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