The Community-run Distributed Social-network
Folks, we have been running poddery.com for last 6 years, started as a diaspora pod, with xmpp and matrix added later, all using the same username and password.
When a lot of computing moved to "cloud", we have to step up our game to have Free Software based services and collective control.
Since social media has network effect (you have to use the services used by your friends), it is much harder to get people to switch, though technically it is much simpler compared to GNU/Linux installation in the early days.
It is fully funded and managed by the Free Software Community of India. Now we need your help to make our third crowd funding campaign successful. Contribute and share the campaign. https://fund.poddery.com/ You can also join the team and help run the service, there are technical, design and non technical tasks you can help with.
The online social world where you are in control of your own data. Share what you want with whom you want.
Our software is completely free, so grab the code and host it wherever you want!
Meet people from all over the world who love the Internet and want to see it free as much as you do.
Diaspora is a culture. A culture against the loss of personal privacy by the corporate social network giants. Diaspora enables you to keep your data with you and provides the flexibility to choose what you share. Since your data is stored on your own computer and not a single company's servers you are in control of your data.
Diaspora, being a distributed system, is actually a network of multiple instances of the software Diaspora. These instances are called pods. You can think of it like a mobile service provider or an email provider. You can chose to have diaspora account from any of these accounts from Podupti.me or you can choose poddery to be your diaspora host.
Matrix is a decentralised instant messenger which supports end to end encryption and file sharing. You can connect with your friends and communities here.
Matrix by default allows you to integrate with IRC and other communication medias. Element is a client side application with slack like interface and with markdown support.
Poddery supports chatting among your contacts in Diaspora and anybody with an account on a service supporting XMPP. You need to enable chat on your Poddery account to make use of it. See this tutorial for help. There are various chat clients available for your PC, tablet or phone.
Free Software Community of India connects organisations that follow Free Software Philosophy all over India. If you want to join the movement, you can participate in the loomio discussion here. There is also a wiki maintained by FSCI, can act as a resource hub for everyone. You can also search for free software community near you from here.
There were two rounds of Save Poddery Campaign, here are some contributors who helped us to maintain poddery all these years.
If you are a developer, you can contribute to code at fosscommunity gitlab repo.
If you are not a programmer, you can contribute by adding documentation in wiki.
Join discussions at our Loomio group or you can participate at matrix discussions.