We're very happy to say that we just put out our second round of project donations. This time around, both @elementary and @letsencrypt received $100 each.

You can read more about it here:

@wowaname if people stopped using software everytime a significant vulnerability was discovered, no-one would be using any software.

Whilst I wouldn't use CloudFlare personally, I wouldn't hold it against another company, especially when they want a quick and simple way of securing their infra.


Over the past 6 months or so, a few members have asked us if we accept donations via .

We moved away from them because they were having issues; it looks like those issues are now fixed (we hope). So we’re happy to announce that Fosstodon is now accepting Liberapay donations again. 😁


We have been asked about the longevity of Fosstodon, especially since a number of key instances have gone.

Hopefully this post will allay any concerns. TL;DR - we got your back!


There's a few hours left for you to submit an Open Source project that you think we should donate to.


Yes, anyone with a Fosstodon account can submit a project, and Fosstodon's Patreons make the final vote.

We have launched the survey for our second round of donations - this time we will be donating $100 to 2 separate open source projects.

We've managed to improve the submission process this time around by using @LimeSurvey.

Please do take the time to add a submission if you get a couple of minutes. The list will then be sent to our Patrons for the final vote.



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So we have been balancing the books and we currently have over $500 in our Paypal account.


That means another donation is on its way to another project. We're thinking either a single donation of $200 to a project, or two donations of $100 to two separate projects.

Since this cash came from our amazing community, we want you guys to decide. Please use the poll below to cast your vote.

If you want to support us, you can do so here: hub.fosstodon.org/support-us

Just a quick reminder, folks. We still have some Fosstodon stickers left. This may be a one time deal, so get them whilst they're still going!


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Aaaand we’re back up and running. The migration is complete, but please let us know if you guys have any issues.

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Did you know? We have a blog where we write about LibreOffice and free software events, chat with contributors, post news and job offers, and much more: blog.documentfoundation.org/

Aaaand we’re back up and running. The migration is complete, but please let us know if you guys have any issues.


At approximately 13:00 BST (08:00 Eastern) tomorrow, Tuesday 16th, we will be doing a database migration that will result in around 30 minutes of downtime.

@badrihippo maybe we need to plug it more. :-)

The timeline is all thanks to @codesections

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