GNU social is a social communication software used in federated social networks. It is widely supported and has a large userbase. It is already used by the Free Software Foundation. https://gnusocial.rocks/

Diogo Peralta Cordeiro 50dd4fee0e [CORE] Bump PHP version to 7.4 2 months ago
DOCUMENTATION b6ce12a267 Update the project homepage and IRC channel 3 months ago
actions 58d9b91dd3 [API] Security hotfix for source, picked from postActive 2 months ago
classes b4b71f7626 [StoreRemoteMedia] Fix failing to show remote thumbnails on first load 5 months ago
db 0eec6fcfb6 [DATABASE] Replace NOW() with CURRENT_TIMESTAMP 1 year ago
doc-src b6ce12a267 Update the project homepage and IRC channel 3 months ago
extlib 8079a476b6 Remove "magic quotes" code and avoid wrong order implode 1 year ago
lib 50dd4fee0e [CORE] Bump PHP version to 7.4 2 months ago
locale 5d45702d5f Added some ukr translations 8 months ago
mail-src 17424f49cd better indenting in invite email 10 years ago
modules 50dd4fee0e [CORE] Bump PHP version to 7.4 2 months ago
plugins 7d8988d50c [VersionBump] 2.0.0beta0 2 months ago
public 8079a476b6 Remove "magic quotes" code and avoid wrong order implode 1 year ago
scripts bdb4c54fa8 [DirectMessage] Fix some wrong calls after MessageModel introduction in d9a9a3746b 2 months ago
tests 08145f635f Implement a class for automatic temporary file handling 1 year ago
vendor 50dd4fee0e [CORE] Bump PHP version to 7.4 2 months ago
.gitignore 27babac6dc [Ostatus] Partially revert 69add504e6 1 year ago
CHANGELOG.md e7738895ce [DOCUMENTATION] Updated TODO and branches info 1 year ago
CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md 2740ff8c4c [DOCUMENTATION] Minor corrections 2 years ago
CONTRIBUTING.md b4fced4bd7 [DOCUMENTATION] Add versioning information 2 years ago
COPYING b6cfd2dffe license block for source code 13 years ago
CREDITS.md 7d8988d50c [VersionBump] 2.0.0beta0 2 months ago
INSTALL.md 50dd4fee0e [CORE] Bump PHP version to 7.4 2 months ago
Makefile 7d262ad50b [CORE] Fixed some small issues with PEAR 2 years ago
README.md 7d8988d50c [VersionBump] 2.0.0beta0 2 months ago
RELEASE_NOTES.md 7d8988d50c [VersionBump] 2.0.0beta0 2 months ago
TODO.md 7d8988d50c [VersionBump] 2.0.0beta0 2 months ago
composer.json 50dd4fee0e [CORE] Bump PHP version to 7.4 2 months ago
composer.lock 50dd4fee0e [CORE] Bump PHP version to 7.4 2 months ago
phpunit.xml 9f30c299ee [CORE] Make tests great gain 2 years ago

README.md

GNU social 2.0.x

(c) 2010-2021 Free Software Foundation, Inc

This is the README file for GNU social, the free software social networking platform. It includes general information about the software and the project.

The file INSTALL.md has useful instructions on how to install this software.

System administrators may find the DOCUMENTATION/SYSTEM_ADMINISTRATORS directory useful, namely:

  • upgrade_from: upgrading from different software
  • CONFIGURE.md: configuration options in gruesome detail.
  • PLUGINS.md: how to install and configure plugins.

Developers may find the DOCUMENTATION/DEVELOPERS directory useful.

About

GNU social is a free social networking platform. It helps people in a community, company or group to exchange short status updates, do polls, announce events, or other social activities (and you can add more!). Users can choose which people to "follow" and receive only their friends' or colleagues' status messages. It provides a similar service to proprietary social network sites, but is much more awesome.

With a little work, status messages can be sent to mobile phones, instant messenger programs (using XMPP), and specially-designed desktop clients that support the Twitter API.

GNU social supports open standards (such as OStatus https://www.w3.org/community/ostatus/ and ActivityPub https://activitypub.rocks/) that lets users in different networks follow each other. It enables a distributed social network spread all across the Web.

GNU social was originally developed as "StatusNet" by StatusNet, Inc. with Evan Prodromou as lead developer.

It is shared with you in hope that you too make an service available to your users. To learn more, please see the Open Software Service Definition 1.1: http://www.opendefinition.org/ossd

License

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program, in the file "COPYING". If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL) has
*different requirements* from the "regular" GPL. In particular, if
you make modifications to the GNU social source code on your server,
you *MUST MAKE AVAILABLE* the modified version of the source code
to your users under the same license. This is a legal requirement
of using the software, and if you do not wish to share your
modifications, *YOU MAY NOT INSTALL GNU SOCIAL*.

Documentation in the /doc-src/ directory is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license, with attribution to "GNU social". See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ for details.

CSS and images in the /theme/ directory are available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license, with attribution to "GNU social". See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ for details.

Our understanding and intention is that if you add your own theme that uses only CSS and images, those files are not subject to the copyleft requirements of the Affero General Public License 3.0. See http://wordpress.org/news/2009/07/themes-are-gpl-too/. This is not legal advice; consult your lawyer.

Additional library software has been made available in the 'extlib' directory. All of it is Free Software and can be distributed under liberal terms, but those terms may differ in detail from the AGPL's particulars. See each package's license file in the extlib directory for additional terms.

Refer to COPYING.md for full text of the software license..

Troubleshooting

The primary output for GNU social is syslog, unless you configured a separate logfile. This is probably the first place to look if you're getting weird behaviour from GNU social.

Do not forget to run /scripts/upgrade.php if you're upgrading to this release.

Further information

There are several ways to get more information about GNU social.

Credits

An incomplete list of developers who've worked on GNU social, or its predecessors StatusNet and Free Social has been made available in CREDITS.md.

Release development team

  • Diogo Cordeiro
  • Alexei Sorokin
  • Many important contributions from GNU social Summer of Code students such as Bruno Casteleiro and Hugo Sales.