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This is some software that's implementing or will implement federated social web technology.

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Already working on implementations


Ampify is an open source, decentralized, social platform. We are working towards an initial release for the end of this year which will provide you with a web application framework to create social apps on top of a secure, decentralized core.


Appleseed is an open source, fully distributed and decentralized social networking software. Project is dead.


Batucada is the new name for the software that will power the Drumbeat website. Batucada will use Open Web technologies to build a decentralized social application that connects Drumbeat users with projects and local events. As an Open Source project, we are actively inviting people to get involved.


Booki - More than just a free software Booki helps you make free books - beautiful real paper books and ebooks. Collaborate online and create open textbooks and any other publication you can think of. Booki facilitates the production of books through simple and effective book production tools. With Booki you can write a book by yourself or with others, discuss your views, seek assistance from others, translate or reuse content and publish completed works.


BuddyCloud is built for people who care about their privacy.


BuddyPress - Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress.


Diaspora is a forthcoming open-source personal web system intended to be part of a distributed, decentralized social networking architecture.


DiSo (dee • soh) is an initiative to facilitate the creation of open, non-proprietary and interoperable building blocks for the decentralized social web.


Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.


DSNP reference implementation comes in two parts. The DSNPd daemon handles identity, authentication, encryption, verification, and message distribution. This component is reusable by other projects that wish to communicate over DSNP. The content manager is called Choice Social. It is a PHP application that the user accesses in the usual browser-based way to manage and view content. It communicates with the DSNP daemon using a socket.


Duuit! was created in July 2009 as a better way to socialize and stay connected on the internet.


The Lorea Framework enhances Elgg with privacy, encryption, group cooperation and network federation functionality. The federation functionality is currently restricted to seed (node) administrators, but covers most of the specs.


Friend2Friend servers provide a set of XML process virtual machines, (soft-systems), which are virtual platforms on which to run 'guest' scripts such as those received in messages). They are not typical VMs, since they manage their own data, and are intended to persist and interact with one another over a network. F2F has a runtime-system to interpret its scripting language (XML) as F2F script - i.e. according to the servicereq processing model.


Friendika is decentralized, open source, secure, private, modular, extensible, and federated.

GNU social

GNU social is free software that runs decentralized social networks.


Jappix is a fresh new open social platform which enables you to create your own cloud, wherever you want to. People must be able to get in touch with all their friends on a free decentralized network!

Kendra Social

Kendra Social is an embryonic project from Kendra Initiative built on Drupal.


Kopal is a set of standards that let you be a part of web-wide social network using your very own URI as your identity. Kopal is decentralized and distributed and no single authority controls the network. Best of all it is an open standard, for any one to hack in.


Movim - XMPP based open social platofrm.


NoseRub wants to be an inspiration, protocol and implementation of a decentralized social network.


ObjectCloud is an open-source web server designed like an operating system. It has some simple distributed social networking features. ObjectCloud's goal is to give an organization a central place for web-accesible applications and data; unlike today where data and applications are spread among many different web sites.


OneSocialWeb is a free and open decentralized social networking platform, based on XMPP, and developed by the Vodafone R&D group. Project is dead.

OpenLink Data Spaces (ODS)

OpenLink Data Spaces (ODS) is an industry standards-compliant data space platform that includes a broad collection of distributed collaborative applications covering: blogs, wikis, shared bookmarks, file management, calendaring, email, photo galleries, discussion forums, polls, [more].

Every item of data within an ODS instance is endowed with a de-referenceable URI. This enables any HTTP-compatible client to obtain a negotiated representation of the description of any ODS data item.

ODS currently interoperates with several other social web platforms including Facebook, and is intended to interconnect with any and all.


Pontarious - Our goal is to provide free, easy-to-use, decentralized and secure software to everyone. As a first step in doing so, we are pioneering the Extended Personal Media Network (XPMN) architecture by implementing an XMPP library and an XPMN media server.

Project Danube

ProjectDanube - Project Danube views the Federated Social Web and the Personal Data Ecosystem as two sides of the same coin, sharing the core idea to give users back control over their data and relationships. Project Danube also envisions decentralized communication systems to enable new forms of social interaction, going beyond the rather straightforward attempt to simply re-create in less evil ways what we already have today.


rstat.us - Microblogging has taken the world by storm. Millions of people around the world now share their thoughts with friends, family, and random strangers every day. Links are shared, stories are told, and events are discussed. rstatus is the newest place to participate in the collective conscious of the planet.


SMOB is a Semantic MicroBlogging framework that enables an open, distributed and semantic microblogging experience based on state-of-the-art Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies.

It relies on distributed hubs that communicate each other to exchange microblog posts and subscriptions (i.e. following / followers). Anyone can install his own hub and start following other users, while SMOB also allows cross-posting on other platforms such as Twitter.


SocialRiver is OStatus-based software that works with WordPress and BuddyPress to create a decentralized federated social networking platform.

Social Stream

Socialstream is a framework for building any kind of distributed social network website. Instead a final social network software, Social Stream provides with modules that let web developers to build exactly the kind of social network they want. These modules include text, files, events, places, external links, OAuth2 server and, of course, federation support.

Social Igniter

Social Igniter draws inspiration from the ease of setup & extensibility of WordPress, the addictive nature of Facebook and the freedom of open source projects like Diaspora.


StatusNet's Open Source social software enables organizations to collaborate, share insights and build relationships in real time.


Thimbl, the free, open source, distributed micro-blogging platform. If you're weary of corporations hi-jacking your updates to make money, or if being locked in to one micro-blogging platform tires you — well, then Thimbl is for you!


versionvega is a peer-to-peer general purpose network for applications far beyond file sharing, based on a peer-to-peer library called FreePastry.


WeeStit is a platform including decentralized management process and virtual identity. A completely decentralized Open platform, to manage your identity on Internet, your information and thus respecting its users.

Invited to participate in implementing


Collabtive is cloud based groupware easy and efficient for your projects.

Community Tools

Community Tools (CT) is web-based software for managing activities and communication within location-based communities. Community can be a neighborhood, apartment association, football team, local hunting league, neighborhood watch, etc.


Crabgrass is a free software web application designed for social networking, group collaboration and network organizing.


FluxBB is designed as a lighter, faster alternative to some of the traditional feature heavy forum applications. It is easy to use and has a proven track record of stability and security making it an ideal choice of forum for your website.


Gallery, the open source web based photo album organizer. Gallery gives you an intuitive way to blend photo management seamlessly into your own website whether you're running a small personal site or a large community site.


Gitorious provides open source infrastructure for hosting open source projects that use Git. The central entity in Gitorious is the project, which contains one or more top-level repositories and any repositories managed by the project's contributors.


JaikuEngine is a social microblogging platform that runs on AppEngine. JaikuEngine powers Jaiku.com


Joomla is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) and application framework that powers 2.7% of the entire web. With a vibrant volunteer community, user-friendly features and plenty of power.


MantisBT is a free popular web-based bugtracking system (feature list). It is written in the PHP scripting language and works with MySQL, MS SQL, and PostgreSQL databases and a webserver.


Noosfero is a web platform for social and solidarity economy networks with blog, e-Porfolios, CMS, RSS, thematic discussion, events agenda and collective inteligence for solidarity economy in the same system!

Open Atrium

Open Atrium is a team collaboration tool with a kick of open source hotness.


OpenConext is an OpenSource technology stack for creating and running Collaboration platforms. It uses technologies from Federated Identity Management, as is available in Research and Educational Access Federations, Group management and OpenSocial Social Networking Technology. The aim of the software is to provide a middleware platform that can combine generic and specialized collaboration tools and services, within Reseach and Education, and beyond, and make these available for collaboration over institutional and national borders.

Open Core

OpenCore is "SourceForge for community organizing" -- a common baseline of collaborative tools to help groups work collectively, including collaborative spaces with wikis, mailing lists, and team & role management tools.


phpBB is a UBB-style dissussion board written in PHP. It includes features such as posting/replying/editing messages, private messages, private forums, user and anonymous posting, robust theming, user ranking by posts or by special, admin definable, ranks, and much more.


Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.


Shapado is a free and open source Q&A software


SOGo is fully supported and trusted groupware server with a focus on scalability and open standards. SOGo is released under the GNU GPL/LGPL v2 and above. SOGo provides a rich AJAX-based Web interface and supports multiple native clients through the use of standard protocols such as CalDAV, CardDAV and GroupDAV.


Teambox a tool for social collaboration inspired by applications like Basecamp


TeamLab is a free open-source platform for project management and business collaboration. Its features include project management, tasks, time tracking, people, blogs&forums, instant messenger, photos, wiki, bookmarks. These tools allow users to communicate, collaborate and manage their projects in a clear more-direct way


Trac is an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects. Trac uses a minimalistic approach to web-based software project management. Our mission is to help developers write great software while staying out of the way. Trac should impose as little as possible on a team's established development process and policies.

Vanilla Forums

Vanilla Forums are open-source, standards-compliant, customizable discussion forums.