My favorite free and open source software

A list of my favorite FLOSS programs for the PC (mostly) divided into several categories.

When to use Friendica over Mastodon

When my Mastodon instance was down I took another shot at Friendica. Here are my thoughts about it.

Freedom in the Cloud (eleven years later)

Eleven years after Eben Moglen’s speech Freedom in the Cloud I’m looking back at was has been achieved in ethical social networking.

The exciting roadmap of PeerTube version 3.

Framasoft published a roadmap for version 3 of Peertube and you can contribute.

ActivityPub, the secret weapon of the Fediverse

If you’re new to the Fediverse you should know about ActivityPub and why it gives the Fediverse an edge over other social networks.

Welcome to the new decade

In the coming decade we need to take back control of the internet. The Fediverse will help us do that.

YouTube or PeerTube, which will it be.

YouTube has a monopoly on video and this is bad news. Read what’s so bad about it and why PeerTube is a good alternative.

Guide for GPlus refugees to choose a new social network in the Fediverse

If you’re still looking for an alternative social network to replace G+ here is a guide to the Fediverse that helps you choose.

When to use Friendica over Diaspora*

This post contains some use cases where Friendica could be a better choice than Diaspora*

Distributed social networks

Read about the Fediverse where you own your data instead of Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. This post explains about the different social networks in de Fediverse and how you can get an account, no strings attached.