diaspora* VS GNU social

Compare diaspora* vs GNU social and see what are their differences.


A privacy-aware, distributed, open source social network. (by diaspora)

GNU social

GNU social is social communication software for both public and private communications. (by foocorp)
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diaspora* GNU social
43 0
12,947 88
0.2% -
8.9 0.0
11 days ago over 3 years ago
Ruby PHP
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of diaspora*. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-07.

GNU social

Posts with mentions or reviews of GNU social. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning GNU social yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing diaspora* and GNU social you can also consider the following projects:

Mastodon - Your self-hosted, globally interconnected microblogging community

Friendica - Friendica Communications Platform

HumHub - HumHub is an Open Source Enterprise Social Network. Easy to install, intuitive to use and extendable with countless freely available modules.


Movim - Movim - Decentralized social platform

Discourse - A platform for community discussion. Free, open, simple.

OSSN - Open Source Social Network (OSSN) is a social networking software written in PHP. It allows you to make a social networking website and helps your members build social relationships, with people who share similar professional or personal interests. It is available in 17 international languages.

Elgg - A social networking engine in PHP/MySQL

Thredded - The best Rails forums engine ever.

PixelFed - Photo Sharing. For Everyone.