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Some were asking whether there is a Fediverse alternative to Facebook Events/Groups.

There is one on the way!

It's called Mobilizon, and it had a successful crowdfunding to cover development costs. The beta version is due out in October.

It will be free, open and federate with ActivityPub.

You can follow it on here:

@mobilizon

The website is here:

joinmobilizon.org

You can follow and help development here:

framagit.org/framasoft/mobiliz

@switchingsocial @mobilizon Get Together is currently free to use and centralized. It's built as an alternative to Meetup.com. It supports the bare minimum of features needed to publish an events on a calendar, RSVP, subscribe, and find event hosts and events.
gettogether.community/

@switchingsocial @mobilizon Oh it's also free software written in Python. (Again, with no federation feature that I know of. If you install it you're an island.)

@progo The "As long as it not Facebook, we can trust it!" syndrome

- "Free" to use and centralized
- Crappy ToS trying to force users to give "true, accurate, current and complete info" (no pseudonyms, can't chose what info you don't want to give for whatever reason)
- An empty "privacy" policy page
- Uses google maps…

Therefore it's just as shitty as facebook… So it's true this crap is just another "alternative" to facebook events. Not better, not ethical….

@switchingsocial @mobilizon

@switchingsocial there's no shortage of #FreeCode software and platforms that support events info. The challenge is to get enough of them interoperating to compete with the #NetworkEffect of FB. There was some discussion of federated events a few months back:
socialhub.network/t/federated-

Also FYI the #GetTogether team have expressed interest in supporting #ActivityPub, which would make it compatible with @mobilizon :
github.com/GetTogetherComm/Get

@progo
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@strypey @switchingsocial theres no reason events need federation or even login, :) imo

@switchingsocial
there's also #friendica and hubzilla, both functioning well as an alternative for facebooks groups/events.

main issue:
mobilizing people to use it.

@switchingsocial not sure how actively used it is but there's also Upcoming.org as a centralized events site, code is on GH

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