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LWN.net is described as 'aims to be the premier news and information source for the free software community. We provide comprehensive coverage of development, legal, commercial, and security issues. The LWN' and is an website in the news & books category. There are more than 10 alternatives to LWN.net, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad and F-Droid. The best alternative is SaidIt.net, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to LWN.net are Aether, Lobsters, Slashdot and Raddle.

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  1. Uncensored free speech alternative to the extreme Reddit and Voat forums, democratically civilized by Graham's Debate Pyramid, no illegal transactions nor porn. Truth-seeking anti-corruption news are among the popular themes. Android app, iOS soon.

    ⚫︎ LightweightSaidIt.net consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Aether

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Open source, self-governing communities with auditable moderation and mod elections.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedAether is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedAether is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Self destructing messagesAether supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
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    Lobsters

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Ruby on Rails

    Lobsters is a technology-focused link-aggregation site. The site is driven by Ruby on Rails with the source code being freely available for those seeking to create a site similar to Reddit or Hackernews.

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    Slashdot

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    News for nerds, stuff that matters. Slashdot (aka /.) is a technology-related news and discussion site with a focus on Linux, free and open source software and information freedom and privacy issues. The software it runs on, called Slashcode, is open source.

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    Raddle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Unsatisfied with the few link sharing communities that were available and their proprietary, untransparent and non-secure nature, ziq made the original raddle.me (then known as raddit.me) with Wordpress, but it had a lot of limitations.

    ⚫︎ LightweightRaddle consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedRaddle is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Tildes

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    A non-profit community site driven by its users' interests.

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    Folkd

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    folkd.com - Social Bookmarking - Save your bookmarks and links online and search what your friends like.

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    Snapzu

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Snapzu is basically reddit alternative. It is a bit better looking, and the community is rather small so far, but growing.

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    Empeopled

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Empeopled is a content-sharing community that Pays a dividend when people up-vote your posts and comments Gives you more influence based on the amount of up-votes you've received Empowers you to decide the site's future with the influence you amass.

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    Twincl

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Twincl is characterized by forum (including link sharing), Q&A, review and blog sites, using CommonMark as its writing format. Twincl features innovative Markdown editing, topic trees, voting/remarks, selected posts, senior authors, logarithmic scales, and more.

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