Comparison of Fediverse software

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Name Links
Homepage Wikipedia (en) Fedi observer FediDB FediParty
Mastodon white.svg Mastodon joinmastodon.org Mastodon (social network) mastodon mastodon mastodon
Ecko.svg Ecko magicstone.dev ecko ecko
Fedibird white.svg Fedibird fedibird fedibird
Glitch-soc.svg Glitch-soc glitch-soc.github.io/docs
Hometown.svg Hometown hometown hometown
Koyu.space.svg koyu.space
Fediverse logo missing.svg Smalltown
Pleroma.svg Pleroma pleroma.social pleroma pleroma pleroma
Akkoma white.svg Akkoma akkoma.social akkoma akkoma
Misskey white.svg Misskey misskey-hub.net misskey misskey misskey
Calckey.svg Calckey calckey calckey
gnusocial.rocks GNU social gnusocial gnusocial gnusocial
GoToSocial.svg GoToSocial gotosocial.org gotosocial gotosocial
Pump.io.svg Pump.io pump.io Pump.io
Identi.ca.svg Identi.ca Identi.ca
Takahē white.svg Takahē jointakahe.org takahē
Epicyon.svg Epicyon epicyon.net epicyon
Micro.blog.svg Micro.blog micro.blog Micro.blog
Tumblr white.svg Tumblr tumblr.com Tumblr
Bonfire.svg Bonfire bonfirenetworks.org
Swanye white.svg Swanye
Friendica.svg Friendica friendi.ca Friendica friendica friendica
Diaspora* white.svg diaspora* diasporafoundation.org Diaspora (software) diaspora
Fediverse logo missing.svg Acropolis
Streams white.svg Streams
Socialhome.svg Socialhome socialhome
Honk white.svg Honk tedunangst.com/honk honk
Hubzilla white.svg Hubzilla hubzilla.org hubzilla
WriteFreely.svg WriteFreely writefreely.org writefreely
Plume.svg Plume joinplu.me plume
WordPress.svg WordPress wordpress.org
Drupal.svg Drupal drupal.org Drupal
Flockingbird white.svg Flockingbird flockingbird.social
Lemmy white.svg Lemmy join-lemmy.org lemmy
Pixelfed.svg Pixelfed pixelfed.org Pixelfed pixelfed pixelfed pixelfed
Flickr.svg Flickr flickr.com Flickr
PeerTube.svg PeerTube joinpeertube.org PeerTube peertube peertube peertube
Owncast.svg Owncast owncast.online
Goldfish white.svg Goldfish
Funkwhale.svg Funkwhale funkwhale.audio funkwhale
CastoPod.svg CastoPod castopod.org
Reel2bits white.svg reel2bits reel2bits.org
Mobilizon.svg Mobilizon mobilizon.org Mobilizon mobilizon
Gancio white.svg Gancio gancio.org gancio
Fediverse logo missing.svg BookWyrm joinbookwyrm.com bookwyrm
Inventaire.svg Inventaire inventaire.io

Features

Main medium Type Fork of Name Default limits per post (green=editable)
Characters Poll options Images Image size Video size Audio size
Text Microblogging Mastodon Mastodon white.svg Mastodon 500 4 4 40mb 40mb 40mb
Ecko.svg Ecko 500 4 4
Fedibird white.svg Fedibird
Glitch-soc.svg Glitch-soc
Hometown.svg Hometown
Koyu.space.svg koyu.space
Fediverse logo missing.svg Smalltown
Pleroma Pleroma.svg Pleroma 5000 20
Akkoma white.svg Akkoma
Misskey Misskey white.svg Misskey 3000
Calckey.svg Calckey 3000 10 16 80MB 80MB 80MB
GNU social 1000 5 1
GoToSocial GoToSocial.svg GoToSocial 5000
Pump.io Pump.io.svg Pump.io
Identi.ca Identi.ca.svg Identi.ca
Takahē Takahē white.svg Takahē
Epicyon Epicyon.svg Epicyon
Micro.blog Micro.blog.svg Micro.blog
Tumblr Tumblr white.svg Tumblr
Bonfire Bonfire.svg Bonfire
Swanye Swanye white.svg Swanye
Social Network Friendica Friendica.svg Friendica
diaspora* Diaspora* white.svg diaspora*
Fediverse logo missing.svg Acropolis
Streams Streams white.svg Streams
SocialHome Socialhome.svg Socialhome
Honk Honk white.svg Honk
Multi-purpose Hubzilla Hubzilla white.svg Hubzilla
Blogging WriteFreely WriteFreely.svg WriteFreely Unlimited no polls only embedding only embedding only embedding
Plume Plume.svg Plume Unlimited
Website (CMS) WordPress WordPress.svg WordPress
Drupal Drupal.svg Drupal
Professional network Flockingbird Flockingbird white.svg Flockingbird
Links & other Link aggregation Lemmy Lemmy white.svg Lemmy
Images Photoblogging Pixelfed Pixelfed.svg Pixelfed 500 no polls 4 ? ?
Flickr Flickr.svg Flickr
Videos Video hosting PeerTube PeerTube.svg PeerTube ? no polls no images no images ?
Video streaming Owncast Owncast.svg Owncast
Video blogging Goldfish Goldfish white.svg Goldfish
Audio Audio Hosting Funkwhale Funkwhale.svg Funkwhale
CastoPod CastoPod.svg CastoPod
reel2bits Reel2bits white.svg reel2bits
Events Event Planning Mobilizon Mobilizon.svg Mobilizon
Gancio Gancio white.svg Gancio
Cataloguing Book cataloguing BookWyrm Fediverse logo missing.svg BookWyrm
Inventaire Inventaire.svg Inventaire

Technical

Name Inception Federating since last updated
(red=ended)
Protocols License
(green=copyleft)
(yellow=anti-capitalist)
(red=proprietary)
Git repository
(green=federated)
(red=evil)
Main developer(s) Written in
Mastodon white.svg Mastodon 2016 2016 ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 Github Eugen Rochko Ruby on Rails, JavaScript (React.js, Redux)
Ecko.svg Ecko 2021 2021 ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 GitHib
Fedibird white.svg Fedibird ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 GitHub
Glitch-soc.svg Glitch-soc ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 GitHub
Hometown.svg Hometown ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 GitHub
Koyu.space.svg koyu.space ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 GitHub
Fediverse logo missing.svg Smalltown ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 GitHub
Pleroma.svg Pleroma 2016 2016 ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 git.pleroma.social
Akkoma white.svg Akkoma ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 akkoma.dev
Misskey white.svg Misskey 2019 2019 ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 GitHub
Calckey.svg Calckey ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 Codeberg ThatOneCalculator NodeJS (Typescript), Vue 3
2008 2008 ActivityPub, Ostatus AGPLv3 notabug.org
GoToSocial.svg GoToSocial ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 GitHub
Pump.io.svg Pump.io Apache v2
Identi.ca.svg Identi.ca 2008 2008
Takahē white.svg Takahē 2022 2022 ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub BSD3 new GitHub
Epicyon.svg Epicyon ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 gitlab.com
Micro.blog.svg Micro.blog 2017 ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub proprietary -
Tumblr white.svg Tumblr 2007 - proprietary -
Bonfire.svg Bonfire AGPLv3 GitHub
Swanye white.svg Swanye
Friendica.svg Friendica 2010 2010 ActivityPub, diaspora*,

OStatus

AGPLv3 GitHub
Diaspora* white.svg diaspora* 2010 2010 diaspora* AGPLv3 GitHub
Fediverse logo missing.svg Acropolis diaspora* AGPLv3 https://github.com/magicstone-dev/acropolis GitHub
Streams white.svg Streams ActivityPub, diaspora*,

OStatus, Zot

Socialhome.svg Socialhome ActivityPub, diaspora*
Honk white.svg Honk ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub
Hubzilla white.svg Hubzilla 2018 2018 ActivityPub, diaspora*,

OStatus, Zot

MIT License framagit
WriteFreely.svg WriteFreely 2018 2018 ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 GitHub
Plume.svg Plume ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 GitHub
WordPress.svg WordPress 2003 ActivityPub, diaspora*, OStatus
Drupal.svg Drupal 2001 ActivityPub, diaspora*
Flockingbird white.svg Flockingbird
Lemmy white.svg Lemmy ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub
Pixelfed.svg Pixelfed 2018 2018 ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 GitHub
Flickr.svg Flickr - proprietary -
PeerTube.svg PeerTube 2018 2018 ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 GitHub
Owncast.svg Owncast ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub MIT License GitHub
Goldfish white.svg Goldfish
Funkwhale.svg Funkwhale ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 dev.funkwhale.audio
CastoPod.svg CastoPod
Reel2bits white.svg reel2bits
Mobilizon.svg Mobilizon 2019 2019 ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub AGPLv3 framagit
Gancio white.svg Gancio
Fediverse logo missing.svg BookWyrm ActivityPub, OStatus Anti-Capitalist Software License GitHub
Inventaire.svg Inventaire ActivityPub white.svg ActivityPub

JoinFediverseWiki Info

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black Table Template Weblinks extended Page
Mastodon white.svg Mastodon Mastodon logo.svg Mastodon.svg 6364FF Template:Mastodon Fediverse weblinks#Mastodon Mastodon
Ecko.svg Ecko Ecko logo.svg Ecko.svg 99FF38 Template:Ecko Fediverse weblinks#Ecko Ecko
Fedibird white.svg Fedibird File:Fedibird logo.svg Fedibird.svg Template:Fedibird Fedibird
Glitch-soc.svg Glitch-soc File:Glitch-soc logo.svg Glitch-soc.svg 82DCB9 Template:Glitch-soc Glitch-soc
Hometown.svg Hometown File:Hometown logo.svg Hometown.svg Template:Hometown Hometown
Koyu.space.svg koyu.space Koyu.space logo.svg Koyu.space.svg FE51D9 Template:Koyu.space Koyu.space
Fediverse logo missing.svg Smalltown File:Smalltown logo.svg File:Smalltown.svg Template:Smalltown Smalltown
Pleroma.svg Pleroma Pleroma logo.svg Pleroma.svg FBA457 Template:Pleroma Pleroma
Akkoma white.svg Akkoma Akkoma logo.svg Akkoma.svg 593196 Template:Akkoma Akkoma
Misskey white.svg Misskey Misskey logo.svg Misskey.svg 8BCA43 Template:Misskey Misskey
Calckey.svg Calckey Calckey logo.svg Calckey.svg 3D87A0 Template:Calckey Calckey
GNU social logo.svg GNU social.svg A22430 Template:GNU social GNU social
GoToSocial.svg GoToSocial GoToSocial logo.svg GoToSocial.svg DF8958 Template:GoToSocial GoToSocial
Pump.io.svg Pump.io File:Pump.io logo.svg Pump.io.svg Template:Pump.io Pump.io
Identi.ca.svg Identi.ca File:Identi.ca logo.svg Identi.ca.svg Template:Identi.ca Identi.ca
Takahē white.svg Takahē File:Takahē logo.svg Takahē.svg Template:Takahē Takahē
Epicyon.svg Epicyon File:Epicyon logo.svg Epicyon.svg Template:Epicyon Epicyon
Micro.blog.svg Micro.blog File:Micro.blog logo.svg Micro.blog.svg FF8800 Template:Micro.blog Micro.blog
Tumblr white.svg Tumblr Tumblr logo.svg Tumblr.svg Template:Tumblr Tumblr
Bonfire.svg Bonfire Bonfire logo.svg Bonfire.svg Template:Bonfire Bonfire
Swanye white.svg Swanye Swanye logo.svg Swanye.svg 443D5A Template:Swanye Swanye
Friendica.svg Friendica Friendica logo.svg Friendica.svg FEBF19 Template:Friendica Friendica
Diaspora* white.svg diaspora* File:Diaspora* logo.svg Diaspora*.svg Template:diaspora* diaspora*
Fediverse logo missing.svg Acropolis File:Acropolis logo.svg File:Acropolis.svg Template:Acropolis
Streams white.svg Streams Streams logo.svg Streams.svg Template:streams streams
Socialhome.svg Socialhome File:SocialHome logo.svg SocialHome.svg Template:SocialHome SocialHome
Honk white.svg Honk File:Honk logo.svg Honk.svg 330066 Template:Honk Honk
Hubzilla white.svg Hubzilla Hubzilla logo.svg Hubzilla.svg 43488a Template:Hubzilla Hubzilla
WriteFreely.svg WriteFreely WriteFreely logo.svg WriteFreely.svg Template:WriteFreely Fediverse_weblinks#WriteFreely WriteFreely
Plume.svg Plume File:Plume logo.svg Plume.svg Template:Plume Plume
WordPress.svg WordPress WordPress logo.svg WordPress.svg Template:WordPress WordPress
Drupal.svg Drupal File:Drupal logo.svg Drupal.svg 009CDE Template:Drupal Drupal
Flockingbird white.svg Flockingbird Flockingbird logo.svg Flockingbird.svg F03432 Template:Flockingbird Flockingbird
Lemmy white.svg Lemmy Lemmy logo.svg Lemmy.svg Template:Lemmy Fediverse_weblinks#Lemmy Lemmy
Pixelfed.svg Pixelfed Pixelfed logo.svg Pixelfed.svg FF3090 Template:Pixelfed Fediverse_weblinks#Pixelfed Pixelfed
Flickr.svg Flickr Flickr logo.svg Flickr.svg Template:Flickr Flickr
PeerTube.svg PeerTube PeerTube logo.svg PeerTube.svg F67D00 Template:PeerTube Fediverse_weblinks#PeerTube PeerTube
Owncast.svg Owncast Owncast logo.svg Owncast.svg Template:Owncast Owncast
Goldfish white.svg Goldfish Goldfish logo.svg Goldfish.svg Template:Goldfish Goldfish
Funkwhale.svg Funkwhale Funkwhale logo.svg Funkwhale.svg 00AFE9 Template:Funkwhale Fediverse_weblinks#Funkwhale Funkwhale
CastoPod.svg CastoPod File:CastoPod logo.svg CastoPod.svg 009486 Template:CastoPod CastoPod
Reel2bits white.svg reel2bits Reel2bits logo.svg Reel2bits.svg Template:reel2bits reel2bits
Mobilizon.svg Mobilizon Mobilizon logo.svg Mobilizon.svg FEA72B Template:Mobilizon Mobilizon
Gancio white.svg Gancio File:Gancio logo.svg Gancio.svg FF2600 Template:Gancio Gancio
Fediverse logo missing.svg BookWyrm BookWyrm logo.svg File:BookWyrm.svg Template:BookWyrm BookWyrm
Inventaire.svg Inventaire File:Inventaire logo.svg Inventaire.svg Template:Inventaire Inventaire

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Name
Mastodon white.svg Mastodon
Ecko.svg Ecko
Fedibird white.svg Fedibird
Glitch-soc.svg Glitch-soc
Hometown.svg Hometown
Koyu.space.svg koyu.space
Fediverse logo missing.svg Smalltown
Pleroma.svg Pleroma
Akkoma white.svg Akkoma
Misskey white.svg Misskey
Calckey.svg Calckey
GoToSocial.svg GoToSocial
Pump.io.svg Pump.io
Identi.ca.svg Identi.ca
Takahē white.svg Takahē
Epicyon.svg Epicyon
Micro.blog.svg Micro.blog
Tumblr white.svg Tumblr
Bonfire.svg Bonfire
Swanye white.svg Swanye
Friendica.svg Friendica
Diaspora* white.svg diaspora*
Fediverse logo missing.svg Acropolis
Streams white.svg Streams
Socialhome.svg Socialhome
Honk white.svg Honk
Hubzilla white.svg Hubzilla
WriteFreely.svg WriteFreely
Plume.svg Plume
WordPress.svg WordPress
Drupal.svg Drupal
Flockingbird white.svg Flockingbird
Lemmy white.svg Lemmy
Pixelfed.svg Pixelfed
Flickr.svg Flickr
PeerTube.svg PeerTube
Owncast.svg Owncast
Goldfish white.svg Goldfish
Funkwhale.svg Funkwhale
CastoPod.svg CastoPod
Reel2bits white.svg reel2bits
Mobilizon.svg Mobilizon
Gancio white.svg Gancio
Fediverse logo missing.svg BookWyrm
Inventaire.svg Inventaire