The Community-run Distributed Social-network

Unity is strength!
See how we saved this pod.

Save Poddery Campaign, one of the earliest diaspora social networking hosts, was scheduled to close on June 30th, 2013. So, a community of diaspora users and contributors gathered together and started the Save Poddery Campaign. We started fund raising at, and acquired 967 in the period June 09, 2013 - July 23, 2013.

Privacy aware

The online social world where you are in control of your own data. Share what you want with whom you want.

Free Software

Our software is completely free, so grab the code and host it wherever you want!

Creative community

Meet people from all over the world who love the Internet and want to see it free as much as you do., is one of the earliest and biggest diaspora social networking host.

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 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. Riot 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 co-ordinates the FOSS related activities in India.

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.

Our Sponsors

There were two rounds of Save Poddery Campaign, here are some contributors who helped us to maintain poddery all these years.

Anoop Panavalappil

Anish Sheela

Praveen Arimbrathodiyil

How can you contribute?

If you are a developer, you can contribue 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.