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LemmyNet/lemmy is an open source project licensed under GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 which is an OSI approved license.

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Posts where Lemmy has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-11.
  • Are there any "free speech" lemmy instances, or at least ones that tolerate right wing viewpoints?
    In their own bigoted words: "we dont want to make it easy for right-wingers to use Lemmy"
  • Alternative ape haven - always have a backup
    Morning and happy Sunday fellow apes, lady apes, gentlemen apes, and every ape in between. Programmer Ape here. I am wondering if there any Lemmy or similar communities for us apes. I think it would be really cool if we have a federated alternative to reddit, in case things get overrun with shills or shut down during the MOASS.
  • I'm hosting a new science/nature based lemmy instance!
    TL;DR: I think [lemmy](https://join.lemmy.ml) is cool, so I am hosting my own instance at https://mander.xyz. I want it to be a science/nature focused community. At the moment it is very new and small, but it federates with the [main instance](https://lemmy.ml). You might want to try out hosting your own instance too, it's fun!
  • EVERY "free speech" alternative that's not P2P or otherwise decentralized is fundamentally doomed for free speech
    The main lemmy.ml instance is straight-communist, but like Mastodon, the source code for Lemmy is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License, and it's meant to be a distributed thing, so anyone can easily make something less communist, or hell even non-political with their own instance.
  • We need to start our own news network
  • Reddit Alternative that isnt filled with nazis or clinically dead?
    You might prefer Lemmy: https://join.lemmy.ml/
  • Best alternatives to Reddit where you don’t encounter casual sexism?
    There's something called Lemmy (https://join.lemmy.ml ) . its pretty small right now, but is built so that you can host your own instance if you want (like your own reddit basically). Just need a domain name (12 USD a year) and a cloud server (oracle cloud has a good free tier) to run it on. It is federated so it can join communities in other people's instances. You can make it so you whitelist certain people or domains so that only those are allowed and noone else.
  • sopuli.xyz/Lemmy, avoin Reddit-vaihtoehto
    reddit.com/r/Suomi | 2021-03-29
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    reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-03-27
    The past events on Reddit have made some people distrustful of site admins. In a few news/discussion posts there appeared comments remembering past issues with the platform. It was in one of these posts that one user suggested an alternative Reddit-like website: Lemmy.
    reddit.com/r/Fencing | 2021-03-25
  • Why has /r/_____ gone private?
    They're doing something like that actually, it's not super far along though. It's called Lemmy, where basically every "subreddit" is hosted and completely controlled by the owner. You still can subscribe to whatever you want and it shows up on a front page like reddit.
  • Is Reddit censoring The Spectator?
    Might be quicker and more future proof to use that URL to host a lemmy server, a federated open-source reddit equivalent. This video gives an overview of it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5axSUJj0bBY
  • Stop overthinking it and just go to Ruqqus already
    Lemmy is similar to sites like Reddit, Lobste.rs, or Hacker News: you subscribe to forums you're interested in, post links and discussions, then vote, and comment on them. Behind the scenes, it is very different; anyone can easily run a server, and all these servers are federated (think email), and connected to the same universe, called the Fediverse.
  • Reddit's new option to add gender identity - admin implies that this data will be used to serve targeted ads, in the future
    reddit.com/r/privacy | 2021-03-24
    yeah I've been spending more time on lemmy, the mods are pretty good at weeding out the fashy people who tend to populate other reddit alternatives. It's also running on activity pub so it's got federation going for it too.