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Open Social Alternatives

Open Social is described as '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' and is a Social Network in the social & communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Open Social for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Android, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is Diaspora, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Open Social are Gab, Minds, Discourse and Friendica.

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

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  1. Diaspora icon

    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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  2. Gab Social is an open source and fully decentralized social network powered by the Gab Platform. It is the new social network of Gab.com. This change was made to further Gab's commitment to its users trust and privacy online.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedGab is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedGab is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Gab without registration.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeGab supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Gab is less moderated compared to other social networks and could be offensive to some people

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  3. We are a free and open-source platform to launch your digital brand, social network and mobile app. We are also a social network ourselves. It is a global social network of social networks. Available in either decentralized or centralized options.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedMinds is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedMinds is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  4. Discourse is an open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. A modern forum, everything's been redesigned to be easy.

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  5. Friendica is a distributed social network application. Which allow users to connect with others via their own Friendica server, but may also fully integrate contacts from other platforms including Twitter, diaspora*, Pump.io and StatusNet into their 'newsfeed'.

    ⚫︎ Support for ActivityPubFriendica support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedFriendica is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedFriendica is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  6. GNU social icon

    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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    HumHub

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    HumHub is a free social network software and framework built to give you the tools to make teamwork easy and successful.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in HumHub simultaneously.
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  8. Used to be called Sgrouples, now its MeWe offered by the company Sgrouples Inc. On its homepage their motto is "The World's Private Communication Network" and "Join the privacy revolution".

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    Okuna

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android

    Okuna (formerly Openbook) is an open-source, zero tracking, zero spying, zero advertisement, secure social network that gives 30% of it's revenue towards making the world a better place, now and forever.

    ⚫︎ No TrackingOkuna will not track or use your personal data.
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    Discontinued

    Discontinued as of December 26, 2021: https://www.okuna.io/

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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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