A Few Alternative Tools

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There are so many open source tools to explore and potentially use if you want to tackle your dependency on extractive corporate technology. Here are a few we want to try out:

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Social Media

Mastodon – microblogging tool

With Known – blogging and microblogging tool that allows cross-posting to corporate social media

Pump.io – microblogging tool

Finance

Open Collective  – transparency and fundraising tools

Group Chat & Calling

Jitsi 

Mattermost 

Mumble

Riot

Tox

Zulip

Docs, File Sharing, Calendar 

OwnCloud

NextCloud (Dana uses and prefers this)

Hosted Email 

Protonmail 

Riseup.net – must be referred by an existing user

What are you using? What have you tried? As we continue to build out CoLET, we will be sharing our experiences, advice, and favorite tools. In the meantime, check out Indieweb for more.

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