Fosstodon Hub

The largest FOSS focussed instance on the Fediverse

There's a steady flow of interesting projects and achievements floating around the Fosstodon Community. As such, we thought it would be fun to highlight and put them, here, on the Fosstodon Hub.

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Recently, several of you made reports of a few accounts that were making concerning toots surrounding pedophilia and the likes thereof. Considering the nature of the content and breach of our CoC, our Fosstodon Staff Members acted quickly to isolate and remove the accounts/toots.

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You know who's awesome?... all of you! Once again, we've been able to help a couple of open source projects, based on your continued donations and support for Fosstodon!

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Fosstodon is preparing to make 2 donations to a couple of open source projects, in the amount of $200 each. We need our Fosstodon members' input on where to send those donations.

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Back in April, we asked our ever growing community of members whether any of them would like to become our new Community Manager.

After a number of applications from the community, Mike and I have finally decided on who our new Community Manager is going to be.

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If you didn't know already, Fosstodon has an online shop where we sell stickers. Previously we had 3 sticker designs in the shop, but we just added a new one.

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Fosstodon is growing fast. When we first started back in August 2017, Mike and I were pretty sure that Fosstodon would end up being a niche instance with me, him and maybe a handful of other FOSS enthusiasts.

Fast forward nearly 3 years, we're the largest Linux/Open Source technology instance on the Fediverse, with nearly 9,000 members and growing. Fast.

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We were recently asked by a member of our community why we were using Cloudflare as the Content Delivery Network for Fosstodon.

This was a valid concern considering the numerous privacy concerns that many people have when it comes to Cloudflare, especially when it comes to their free TLS certificates and what is basically MiTM TLS inspection.

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Over the last year or so, we have had a handful of members leave Fosstodon to either start their own instance (which is awesome), or to join another instance as they feel they can't post about subjects other than FOSS on Fosstodon (not so awesome).

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If you have been a member of Fosstodon for some time, you will likely remember the stickers that we offered for sale. We ordered them from Sticker Mule and they were excellent quality.

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