Fosstodon Hub

The largest FOSS focussed instance on the Fediverse

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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In a previous post we asked our community for help in bolstering the funding of Fosstodon. We're really happy to say that our amazing community stepped up and then some!

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The Fosstodon Hub is a huge part of the Fosstodon project. We use the Hub not only as a blog, but also as a way of tracking our funding and sharing useful information to our members. Basically, the Fosstodon Hub is a one-stop shop for all things related to Fosstodon.

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Fosstodon has nearly 7,000 members!

I think it's fair to say that when Mike and I started Fosstodon back in 2017, we didn't think we would be the biggest FOSS based instance on the Fediverse. That's just awesome and we love the fact that our little corner of the Fediverse is growing so well.

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A few weeks ago, we decided it was time to make some changes to the Fosstodon team and how we manage things around here. We have a really strong team of moderators and also Mike and Kev carry out some moderation duties, as admins.

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This post has been written by one of Fosstodon's admins, Kev.

A few days ago, I wrote the following Toot:

This post caused a lot of upset across the Fediverse it seems, so I wanted to set the record straight in a longer form. This blog seemed like a good place to do it. I was considering putting this post on my personal blog, but because this subject aligns so closely with Fosstodon, here seemed like the better choice.

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With a combination of sticker sales and regular [donations via PayPal and Patreon, we have been able to make our second donation to open source projects way sooner than we first thought.

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Mastodon is great, but one of the issues with a federated social network such as this, is that users need to be sure their instance isn't going to disappear overnight. This has happened on a number of occasions to my knowledge, and it leaves the instance's members high and dry.

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Because of all the amazing support we get from our Patrons over on Patreon, today we have been able to make our first donation to an open source project.

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