Great news! We've just updated our playground instance at 💥
New release comes with a nice amount of bugs fixed and UX improvements based on community feedbacks (thanks 😘) .

We've also introduced our flexible boundary system...

More here:

"How will our online experiences be different once we take back control over exactly who should see, interact with, and even collaborate on our content and activities at the most granular level?"

Today, the Bonfire team is excited to announce our beta release 🔥🎉

We’re aware that Bonfire still needs a lot of work - like ensuring it federates as expected and improving configurability, accessibility and user experience - but that’s the point: we decided to launch at this stage with the intention of building the 1.0 release as a community.

🗞️ Blog post:

🌈 Signup on the playground instance:

New blog post on the upcoming #bonfire beta release:

"In a few days' time we'd like to invite you to experiment with a 'playground' instance of Bonfire, the federated social networking toolkit for communities. Lots of what you'll see in the Bonfire beta will be recognisable from other social and/or federated apps. There is some functionality that may be a little different with Bonfire as well."

Check out our new blogpost
and stay tuned for more updates 😃

"We're now days away from the beta release of Bonfire, a federated app toolkit. When beta users get their hands on it, however, they might be confused: wait, this looks like just another microblogging app! haven't we already got enough of those?"

Awesome. Just spoke with @bernini and @mayel about #Zappa, "a custom @bonfire extension to empower communities with a dedicated tool to deal with the coronavirus "infodemic" and online misinformation in general."

I'm being tasked with creating user stories based on interviews and workshops.

If this sounds like something you (or someone you know) might be interested in contributing to, let us know!

Boosts appreciated for reach 🚀

📣 We're happy to share w/ the fediverse our new website:

We tried hard to communicate the vision and the motivations that nurture bonfire ecosystem. We also included new technical guides to setup and configure a new instance, to play with it or contribute to the development.
Any feedback is welcome :)

#bonfire #showcase #fediverse


We've just published a new blog post "Why are we building yet another (federated) todo list app?"
#valueflows #nlnet #project-coordination #forgefed

"Working towards a future where communities can assemble their own social networks like lego blocks, to cultivate safe and private spaces while being interconnected with the rest of the "fediverse" and the internet at wide on their own terms."
-- we've just updated our new bonfire homepage :)

New blog post: "Let a thousand bonfires bloom

Dopamine and attention manipulation are not inherent properties of a social network. They can be replaced by healthier behaviours and other ways of connecting humans and exploring collective intelligence..."


We should talk at some point about the ActivityPub lib that @karen has been working for @bonfire starting with whether you're interested in using and collaborating on shared code like that, and what your requirements would be...

KDE and @PINE64 Introduce the PinePhone - KDE Community edition.

Experience the future of KDE's open mobile platform here:

Hi @rhiaro :) Indeed all topics which I'm into, happy to chat @bengo

⏰REMINDER: #FreedomBox Conference Call
📅WHEN: Saturday, November 14 at 14:00 UTC
🤓WHO: #FreedomBox core team & YOU

HOW TO JOIN: Using a Mumble voice over IP application, connect to server <> using port 64738.


@mike_hales @bhaugen it looks like the domain expired and was taken over by spammers :(

We have decided to retire #CommonsPub as a project name and to focus in on @bonfire instead. Please follow us there or visit to learn more


And to address your concern, we're thinking to try a sustainably model where you can pay for convenience (in the form of optional cloud services and preconfigured hardware) but everything is FLOSS so you can self-host and DIY without loosing out on any functionality.

@dajbelshaw @ton

@dajbelshaw @freedombone @bonfire @karen @bernini

Thanks Doug! I was actually wanting to reach out.

Bob, let's chat if you're up for it...

@mayel Yes! Thanks! I have been having trouble connecting with @forgefed or @bill_auger or @fr33domlover recently though, to make sure work is coordinated. As some things are still missing from ForgeFed that are needed.


@cj @TheMainOne @fr33domlover @bill_auger @forgefed

Also I wonder if the likes of @codeberg and #NotABug would be able to participate and/or support the effort, as they seem to be maintaining their own forks.
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