Friday feelings with ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ“” @Carnet Carnet: Free open alternative to Google Keep

๐Ÿญ @olimex Olimex: Makers of open electronics

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ @protonvpn ProtonVPN: Hides your metadata from your ISP

๐Ÿ‘พ @itchio Itch.io: Cool DRM-free indie games

๐Ÿ‰ @rpginabox RPG in a Box: Create your own voxel-style RPGs

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Hello, this is ! ๐Ÿน ๐Ÿ๏ธ

๐Ÿ”„ @EteSync EteSync: Privacy-friendly libre encrypted syncing service

๐Ÿง @tuxdevices TuxPhones: Blog about linux on smartphones

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ @OCCRP OCCRP: Investigative journalists going after organised crime

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ @glimpse Glimpse: Fork of photo editor GIMP

๐ŸŽจ @NSobolewArt NSobolewArt: Low poly CGI artwork

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Some nice hashtags on the Fediverse which are worth browsing and (if your platform allows it) following:

- Pretty pictures of flowers ๐ŸŒท ๐ŸŒป ๐ŸŒน

- Reading and discussing Scifi/fantasy books together

- People telling the fediverse a little bit about themselves

- Ethical/open alternatives to popular apps, sites or pretty much anything

- Recommendations for interesting accounts to follow

Any other good tags?

Time for โŒš ๐Ÿฉ โ˜•

๐Ÿ” @exodus Exodus Privacy: Analysing privacy of Android apps

๐Ÿ“š @libreture Libreture: Online ecosystem for DRM-free eBooks, incl. storage and bookshop list

๐Ÿ“ @dev Microblog.pub: Lightweight single user ActivityPub blogging system

โ›๏ธ @Minetest Minetest: Free open alternative to Minecraft

๐Ÿฟ @ScreenTestOfTime Screen Test of Time: Podcast discussing every film nominated for Best Picture Oscar in order

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Goodness what a week... โ˜€๏ธ :blobmelt: ... time to cool off with ๐Ÿน

:ubuntu: @omgubuntu OMG Ubuntu: Web's largest Ubuntu Linux news site

๐ŸŒ @manyver_se Manyverse: Free open peer-to-peer social network without any servers

๐ŸŽฎ @godotengine Godot Engine: Free open game engine

๐ŸŽฅ @apertus Apertus: Creating free open camera hardware

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ @GIbiz GamesIndustry.biz: Web's largest gaming industry news site

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Woohoo! It's ! ๐Ÿฉ ๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ”’ @protonmail ProtonMail: Encrypted email provider

:tor: @torproject Tor Project: Makers of the Tor Browser, which aims to maximise privacy

โš™๏ธ @kde KDE: Development community, makers of the Plasma desktop

๐Ÿ‘• @plusea Plusea: Textile-based wearable electronics

๐Ÿ„ @NintendoLeSite NintendoLeSite: French language news about Nintendo

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Salut! C'est ๐Ÿฅ โ˜•

๐Ÿ’ป @PINE64 Pine64: Makers of libre computers and phones

๐Ÿ“ @Diffu Diffu: Blogging system for the Fediverse, under development

๐ŸŽจ @ubuntustudio Ubuntu Studio: A version of Ubuntu for creative people

๐Ÿฆ‹ @freedomboxfndn FreedomBox: Making it easier to run a home server

๐ŸŽฎ @gamingonlinux Gaming on Linux: Linux games news

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The week is almost over, thank goodness, so it's time for ๐Ÿน

๐Ÿ’ป @elementary Elementary OS: Linux version aimed at non-technical users

๐Ÿ”’ @gcluley Graham Cluley: privacy and info security journalist

๐Ÿ“ฑ @fdroidorg F-Droid: Free open alternative to Google Play (installation instructions: switching.social/ethical-alter )

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ @pixelfed PixelFed: Federated alternative to Instagram

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท @TV5Monde TV5 Monde: Largest global French-language TV network

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Hello, this is ๐Ÿœ

๐Ÿ“ @joplinapp Joplin: Free open notetaking and todo app for Android/iOS/Win/Mac/Linux

๐Ÿญ @LemmyDev Lemmy: Federated open alternative to Reddit, under development

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช @swisode Swiso.de: German language fork of switching.social

๐Ÿ’ฌ @kaidan Kaidan: XMPP/Jabber app, under development for Android/Linux/Windows/Ubuntu Touch

๐Ÿ‘€ @clickblaster ClickBlaster: Clickbait bot

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Oh my goodness, it's ๐Ÿฅ‚

๐Ÿ” @privacyint Privacy International: Campaign group fighting to defend privacy

โ˜Ž๏ธ @Jami Jami: Easy-to-use free open alternative to Skype

๐Ÿญ @cloud Lollipop Cloud: Making it easier to self-host

:android: @gdroid G-Droid: Alternative app for accessing F-Droid

๐Ÿ’พ @dosnostalgic Anatoly Shashkin: MS-DOS gaming nostalgia

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It's again! ๐ŸŒฎ

Time for some and more:

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš€ @mastonaut Mastonaut: Mastodon desktop app for the Mac

๐Ÿ’ถ @Liberapay LiberaPay: Free open alternative to Patreon

๐Ÿ“ˆ @Matomo Matomo: Free open alternative to Google Analytics

๐Ÿง @tuxedocomputers Tuxedo Computers: Custom-built Linux desktops and laptops

๐Ÿš€ @MicroSFF Micro SF/F: Toot-sized science fiction & fantasy stories

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After yesterday's drama, some positive news: it's ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿป @GetTogetherComm GetTogether: Free open alternative to Meetup.com

๐Ÿ“ธ @anfora Anfora: Federated alternative to Flickr, looking for help with continuing development

๐Ÿฆ @lubuntu Lubuntu: Lightweight version of Ubuntu, helps bring older machines back to life

โ˜๏ธ @ownclouders Owncloud: Free open alternative to Google Drive

:blobsunglasses: @TommyWiseau Tommy Wiseau: Yes, it really is him

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Week nearly over... time for ! ๐Ÿฅค ๐Ÿฟ ๐ŸŽž๏ธ

๐Ÿ“ @cryptpad CryptPad: Privacy-friendly open alternative to Google Docs

๐Ÿ“‚ @nextcloud Nextcloud: Privacy-friendly open alternative to Google Drive

๐Ÿ˜ @tootapp Toot!: Excellent Mastodon app for iOS

๐Ÿ’ป @yunohost Yunohost: Trying to make self-hosting as easy as possible

๐Ÿง™โ€โ™€๏ธ @warandpeas War and Peas: The weird, salty webcomic

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It's... :gentleblob:

๐Ÿ“ฐ @wallabag Wallabag: Free open alternative to Pocket

๐Ÿ“„ @LimeSurvey LimeSurvey: Free open alternative to Google Forms

๐Ÿ‘ฃ @gnome GNOME: Makers of a free open desktop environment

๐ŸŒ @cwebber Christopher Lemmer Webber: One of the creators of ActivityPub

๐Ÿ @GoatsLive Goats Live: Aww... The everyday adventures of a pair of pet goats

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Hello? Yes, this is ๐Ÿถ

๐Ÿ‘ @news Friendica: The Fediverse alternative to Facebook

๐ŸŽจ @krita Krita: Free open painting software

๐Ÿ“š @inventaire Inventaire: Share physical books, organise private libraries and make new friends

๐ŸŽž๏ธ @Blender Blender: Free open computer animation software

๐Ÿฟ @comicbuzz ComicBuzz: Reviews of comics, films and games

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Almost the weekend, so let's have a ๐Ÿฃ ๐Ÿต

๐ŸŽง @funkwhale Funkwhale: Open federated music storage and sharing

๐ŸŽž๏ธ @Chocobozzz Chocobozz: Lead developer of PeerTube, the open federated alternative to YouTube

๐Ÿ’ฌ @prismo Prismo: Open federated alternative to Reddit

๐Ÿ“ฑ @Fairphone Fairphone: Smartphone makers who try to use ethical raw materials

:blobwizard: @timecowboy Jake Lawrence: Fantasy-themed webcomics

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It's... โ˜•

โœ‰๏ธ @Tutanota Tutanota: Privacy-friendly independent email provider

๐Ÿ˜ @mastohost Masto.host: Create your own Mastodon instance without any technical knowledge

๐Ÿ“ @write_as Write.as: Creators of the open federated blogging platform

โœ๏ธ @inkscape Inkscape: Free open vector graphics editor, a good alternative to Adobe Illustrator

:owi: @Chrishallbeck Chris Hallbeck: Fun webcomics

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Happy Easter! ๐Ÿฃ ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿ—ฟ

Time for another :

๐Ÿ‘€ @OCRbot OCRbot: Converts fediverse images into text

๐Ÿ“ @writefreelyhost Write Freely Host: Managed hosting for @writefreely@blog.writefreely.org, the open federated alternative to Medium

๐Ÿ“š @kiwix Kiwix: App that lets you view and search Wikipedia, StackExchange etc. entirely offline.

โœ๏ธ @WritingPrompts Writing Prompts: Story ideas for writers

:blobwizard: @rpginabox RPG in a Box: Voxel-based RPG creator

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Friday is here again... ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ“ฃ @blog WeDistribute: In-depth blog featuring the latest Fediverse news

๐Ÿ“„ @libreoffice LibreOffice: Makers of the excellent free open office suite

:ubuntu: @omgubuntu OMG Ubuntu: The web's largest Ubuntu news site

๐Ÿ’ป @olimex Olimex: Manufacturers of open source hardware, including the @freedomboxfndn kit

๐Ÿ“” @Carnet Carnet: Free open alternative to Google Keep

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It's... ๐Ÿน

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ @librelounge Libre Lounge: Podcast about free open software development by @cwebber and @emacsen

โ›ต @manyver_se Manyverse: Distributed social network app (part of Scuttlebutt) by @staltz

๐Ÿ˜ƒ @mutantstd Mutant Standard: Project to make a more inclusive and unusual emoji set

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ @OCCRP OCCRP: Official account for the investigative journalism organisation, focusing on organised crime and corruption

๐Ÿข @Koopa Koopa: Regular photos of a very cute tortoise

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