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Open Source Self-Hosted Friendica Alternatives

There are many alternatives to Friendica as a self-hosted solution if you are looking for a replacement. The best open source Self-Hosted alternative is Mastodon. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Friendica and many of them are open source and available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source Self-Hosted alternatives to Friendica are Diaspora, Pleroma, GNU social and Hubzilla.

Friendica alternatives are mainly Social Networks but may also be Microblogs or Encrypted Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Friendica.
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  1. Mastodon icon

    Mastodon

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron

    Mastodon is a Free and Open Source federated social network, made with a focus on more personal interaction.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedMastodon is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Support for ActivityPubMastodon support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedMastodon is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationMastodon supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ No TrackingMastodon will not track or use your personal data.
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    loziniak

    It has a limitation of post size. Default 500 characters, configurable per server.

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    Diaspora

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Ruby

    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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedDiaspora is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedDiaspora is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingDiaspora will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ Support for ActivityPubDiaspora support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownDiaspora supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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  3. Pleroma icon

    Pleroma

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Pleroma is a free, federated social networking server built on open protocols. It is compatible with GNU Social, Mastodon, and many other ActivityPub and OStatus implementations.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedPleroma is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Support for ActivityPubPleroma support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingPleroma will not track or use your personal data.
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    GNU social

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    GNU social is a continuation of the StatusNet project. It is social communication software for both public and private communications. It is widely supported and has a large userbase.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedGNU social is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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  5. Hubzilla is a powerful platform for creating interconnected based websites featuring a decentralised identity, communications, and permissions framework built using common webserver technology. Hubzilla is very suitable for communities (of any size).

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedHubzilla is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Support for ActivityPubHubzilla support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedHubzilla is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    tanakinci

    It lets you to customize everything and use it as your own instance. It is fully open source so you can fork it and make another project upon it.

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    ZeroMe

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • gevent
    • Self-Hosted
    • Messagepack
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • ZeroNet

    Social network for the distributed P2P network ZeroNet.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedZeroMe is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    BuddyPress

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Wordpress

    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 directly through your WordPress dashboard plugins page, or download it manually from the WordPress.

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    Misskey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Self-Hosted

    A forever evolving, sophisticated microblogging platform.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedMisskey is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableMisskey is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for ActivityPubMisskey support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownMisskey supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Open Source Social Network ( OSSN )

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    opensource-socialnetwork also know as OSSN is a social networking software written in PHP. It allows you to make a social networking website, helps your members build social relationships with people who share similar professional or personal interests.

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    Open Social

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Open Social is a purpose-built community engagement platform. Developed on top of a powerful open-source Drupal technology framework, Open Social allows organizations to create a central online hub for their members.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedOpen Social is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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