Open Source Reddit Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Reddit is Lemmy, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Reddit and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Reddit are Minds (Freemium, Open Source), Steemit (Free, Open Source), Ruqqus.com (Free, Open Source) and SaidIt.net (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 13, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • F-Droid
      Infinity is a beautiful, feature-rich app that offers a smooth Reddit browsing experience. It is completely free and ad-less; you can browse Reddit without interruptions or distractions. Built by a passionate university student, Infinity is open source.
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    1. Peer-to-peer ephemeral public communities Open source, self-governing communities with auditable moderation and mod elections Ephemeral
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    2. WikiSpooks is a global alternative encyclopedia on politics, spy craft, deep state intelligence, and conspiracies, free of corporate influence, partisan politics, or government propaganda for historians and truth-seekers to read, edit, and share.
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    3. Scoold is inspired by StackOverflow and implements most of its features. You can ask and answer questions, upvote and downvote posts, earn badges and reputation. Each edit creates an new revision, making it easy to follow the history of edits. Scoold is optimized for the cloud.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Patchwork
      Scuttlebutt is a protocol on which many different kinds of apps can be built. As for the social network, there are many clients, just like there are many Twitter clients. It doesn't really matter which one you use. They're all talking on the same network.


      • 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.
      This alternative is disputed. Lobsters is still a legitimate alternative to Reddit, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    4. A non-profit community site driven by its users' interests.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      QueryHome is a Knowledge Social Network for people to come together and ask technical doubts and contribute by answering questions, solving doubts and writing articles.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Python
      • JSON
      • JavaScript
      • ZeroNet
      Forum(s) built with JavaScript ( with CoffeeScript ) and alternativeto.net/software/json for the database distributed by the network ZeroNet
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Telescope is an open-source app that lets you easily set up your own online community. You can use it to create your own discussion board, social news site (like Hacker News or .

      Discontinued

      Last updated March 1st of 2018.

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