Let's Get Social!

Welcome to the home of the GNU social project.

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What is GNU social?

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. It is already used by the Free Software Foundation, and Richard Stallman himself.

The history of GNU social

GNU social was started in 2010 as a spin-off from the GNU FM project that was created to power music communities such as Libre.fm. In 2013, Evan Prodromou kindly donated all of his work on the StatusNet project to the Free Software Foundation, so we merged our existing project with StatusNet and another project called FreeSocial. Evan continues to develop social software for the web with his new Pump.io project. And here we are.

What's next?

Thanks to Bytemark, GNU social has a new home in the UK, with resources to open a series of public GNU social servers for new users, including private servers dedicated to GNU social development.

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