GNU social

The free/libre software social networking platform.

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The Project

GNU social is a continuation of the StatusNet project. It is a social communication software for public and private communications. It is widely supported and has a large userbase including the Free Software Foundation.

GNU social connects you to a free network of thousands of communities that discuss daily on a variety of topics, each being part of the whole.



Where can I join GNU social?

There are many kinds of GNU social server instances online right now!

Click here to see a list of popular GNU social sites you can join!

Disclaimer: Please note that the GNU social development team is not responsible for the operation or content of sites that run its software.

Who makes GNU social?

The current development team is lead by Diogo Cordeiro. A list containing the current devs and other contributors is available here. The founders of the GNU social project were Matt Lee, Evan Prodromou and Mikael Nordfeldth.


Discuss the project on our IRC channel #social on

Contribute code, report bugs and request features on our repository.

If you are a student you can also apply to GNU social's Summer of Code.

Support the Project


Donate to the project lead developer, Diogo Cordeiro, with Liberapay


Buy your own GNU social t-shirt at Hackers at Porto Clothing


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