Alternatives to Facebook for Self-hosting with any license

  • Diaspora

    Diaspora is a federated social networking service, designed to be a more privacy-aware alternative to Facebook . Share what you want, with whom you want.

    • Decentralized federated social networks are the only hope for a future internet where discussion is free and private. I doubt most people will use Diaspora or Mastodon, but hopefully the more privacy-conscious of us will help it grow and keep it alive. lazysami00Apr 2019 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Security focused, privacy, open, and without censorship Guest • Dec 2018 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • group/collaboration function is absent. not a developer, so im sure i do not understand the difficulties in making this happen. but im pretty sure this is the nr 1 reason diaspora is NOT an fb alternative. Guest • 13 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • more privacy-aware, self controll OSS not so dangerus for democracy Guest • Jul 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You choose where your data is hosted. Your stream can be refined by aspects (categories of contacts) or followed tags. Posts can be formatted with markdown. There are no advertisements! the_real_dvs1Apr 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is like email, you can choose your provider (pod) and share with everyone! Guest • Mar 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Diaspora's key advantage is that it's based on open source software that multiple servers can run. It does not put your private information, your likes, your contacts and your photos in the hands of one corporation who then use it to increase their own private profits by selling your privacy. Diaspora is much smaller though. The UI feels more like Google Plus than Facebook. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 10 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • So many possibilities are available. Respectful. Nice and clear. Can be self-hosted. YrdaelDec 2016 • 9 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Decentralized, free as in freedom, no censorship, no push of particular agenda Guest • Jul 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Decentralized, open source ... no ads NolcFeb 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Similar appearance and functionality, easy to use, free software, decentralized, doesn't collect nor sell your personal info. riveravaldezNov 2016 • 6 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Mastodon

    Mastodon is a decentralized microblogging engine. FEATURES - Free and open-source. - Decentralized, no worries about a single company controlling your...

    • Mastodon is federated, open source and not commercial NickFreemanApr 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Has only a tiny fraction of the functionality Facebook has. ndlinnAug 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Mastodon is small, and it has a long way to go. But it works well, it's decentralized and (more) private, and if you don't want to trust someone's server, you can make your own. lazysami00Apr 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • OStatus and ActivityPub support, lots of mobile applications to choose from Guest • Mar 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Mastodon is decentralized and open to all kinds of people. It is closer to Twitter than it is to Facebook. It doesn't seem to attract the alt right like other Facebook alternatives do. I love the interface. It is very well structured and even though you join up for only one instance, you can interact with the whole world! Guest • Apr 2018 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Decentralized, anonymous, aliases allowed alternative_beApr 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • free(freedom,ad-free,privacy), decentralized, open source... what more do you want Guest • Apr 2017 • 9 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Completely open source , decentralized Guest • Jun 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Gab

    A social network that champions free speech, individual liberty and the free flow of information online.

    • Warning Gab has been widely described as a haven for extremists who have been banned from other social networks.
    • Without dabbing into politics and stuff, the architecture of Gab is more like Twitter than Facebook. birdJul 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Gab is a platform where free speech reigns. There is no censorship. Guest • 13 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Not a replacement for Facebook. Gab is a Twitter clone. I need something Facebook-ish. Twitter is a bad and confusing format for me personally. Gab being a Twitter clone doesn't fit as a FB alternative. williamnapierJun 2018 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free speech. No censoring. Say what you want, mute anyone that you don't like. GabTV so you can live broadcast. Free. Guest • Apr 2017 • 22 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Video upload feature, no ads, and like a true social media platform, it doesn't regulate its users speech. Guest • Aug 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No censorship, free, no data harvesting, few bots, friendly and helpful community. Guest • Apr 2017 • 17 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 300 character limit means you can actually get a decent thought out. Guest • Apr 2017 • 11 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GAB is a NO CENSOR zone by them, but if you want to control your feed you can censor yourself. You can share from GAB your videos or go live anywhere and anytime. There are many groups or start one for yourself. Post premium content and build subscribers if you want. Follow many sites and people and comment or up/down vote content. And you can control your feed. If something shows up that you do not want mark as spam or mute. Works great. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • you get honest opinions even if they don't agree with you, aaand you don't get those braindead "what i had for breakfast this morning" spam posts as well as the "likes" brigade biosSep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • No censor or spy ware, no adverts. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • truly free speech so far. Not all posts are to my liking but I can chose what I read and let others have their say. It is free, no ads, and no data harvesting. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Freedom of speech and being able to speak freely Guest • Dec 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Simple, easy to use and fun people pavel1234Jan 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Developers are transparent about how they collect and use your data. ngjarheadApr 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • They are dedicated to free speech. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree

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  • Friendica

    Distributed social network. With focus on decentralization, privacy, interoperability.

    • Interacts with other social network APIs, is feature rich, and is decentralized. Guest • Feb 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • It's independent, feature rich and decentralized. arndtadlerJul 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Friendica interacts with many other social networking platforms in the fediverse... Diaspora, GNUSocial, Hubzilla etc. You can also make groups and the privacy settings are great. Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux BSD Self-Hosted PHP

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  • Hubzilla

    Hubzilla is a powerful platform for creating interconnected based websites featuring a decentralised identity, communications, and permissions framework built using...

    • Feature for feature, Hubzilla is the best decentralized, open source competitor to Facebook. Compatibility with the Diaspora, OStatus (includes Mastodon), & ActivityPub (includes NextCloud) protocols allows it to communicate with nearly every other existing. I am happy that after he created Friendica, Mike Macgirvin & friends have continued to push forward by creating and developing Hubzilla. themagicianMar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Every user can make private or public forums, a static webpage, an editable markdown based wiki, categorize posts and format them with BBCode. You choose what hub hosts your data, and you can clone your account on another hub to prevent distruption or data loss. the_real_dvs1Apr 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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  • Movim

    Our philosophy is that your data are yours and you must always be in control. Movim achieves this through a complete decentralisation of users' data and accounts. ...

    • Nice looking interface and good chat integration. Guest • Apr 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... Android Tablet Self-Hosted

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  • BuddyPress

    Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress. Install...

    • BuddyPress can be a Facebook alternative, depending on your needs. It's a Wordpress add-on, which means if you self-host or have hosted for you a Wordpress blog or website, you can add BP to enable you to create a social network of your own. Do it on your server and keep your privacy! JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted Wordpress

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  • JomSocial

    The award-winning Open Source Community software for Joomla. JomSocial is a powerful social networking software, loaded with plenty of social network features to empower...

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  • Community Builder

    Community Builder (CB) is an extremely flexible and robust social networking solution for Joomla.

    Freemium Open Source Self-Hosted Joomla

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