>Beneath the dark and uncertain clouds of bigtech, hidden among the declassed byte workers and the false technological prophets who with siren songs offer their digital services to "facilitate" digital life, rises an anarchic and countercultural community that seeks to reclaim the Internet and fight against those who squeeze our identity in the form of data to generate wealth and advertising for mass social manipulation and cohesion. Navigating the network of networks, with a small fleet of self-managed servers, geographically distributed yet cohesively united by cyberspace, the self-hosting community emerges as a way of life, a logic of inhabiting the digital, a way of fighting for an open, human network, free from the oligarchy of data. >To the naturalization of the already crystallized phrase "the cloud is someone else's computer" we add that this "someone else" is nothing more than a conglomerate of corporations that, like a hungry kraken, devours and controls the oceans of cyberspace. Against this we arm ourselves in community action, direct and self-managed by and for those of us who inhabit and fight for a more sovereign and just Internet. Our objectives are clear, and our principles are precise. We seek to break the mirage and charm that these beasts imposed at the point of ISPs and blacklist and we promote the ideal of an organized community based on their computing needs without the intermediation of outlaws and byte smugglers. >The big tech companies disembarked on the net with a myriad of free services that came to replace standards established during years of work among users, developers, communities, technocrats and other enthusiasts of the sidereal tide of cyberspace. By commoditizing basic Internet services and transforming them into objects of consumption, they led us to their islands of stylized products, built entirely with the aim of commercializing every aspect of our lives in an attempt to digitize and direct our consumption. Sending an email, chatting with family and friends, saving files on the network or simply sharing a link, everything becomes duly indexed, tagged and processed by someone else's computer. An other that is not a friend, nor a family member, nor anyone we know, but a megacorporation that, based on coldly calculated decisions, tries to manipulate and modify our habits and consumption. Anyone who has inhabited these digital spaces has seen how these services have changed our social behaviors and perceptions of reality, or will we continue to turn a blind eye to the tremendous disruption that social networks generate in all young people or the absurd waste of resources involved in sustaining the applications of technological mega-companies? Perhaps those who praise the Silicon Valley technogurus so much do not see the disaster of having to change your cell phone or computer because you can no longer surf the web or send an email. >If this is the technosolutionism that crypto-enthusiasts, evangelists of the web of the future or false shamans of programming offer us, we reject it out of hand. We are hacktivists and grassroots free software activists: we appropriate technology in pursuit of a collective construction according to our communities and not to the spurious designs of a hypercommercialized IT market. If today the byte worker plays the same role as the charcoal burner or workshop worker at the end of the 19th century, it is imperative that he politicizes and appropriates the means of production to build an alternative to this data violence. Only when this huge mass of computer workers awaken from their lethargy will we be able to take the next step towards the re-foundation of a cyberspace. >But we do not have to build on the empty ocean, as if we were lost overseas far from any coast; there is already a small but solid fleet of nomadic islands, which dodge and cut off the tentacles of the big tech kraken. Those islands are the computers of others, but real others, self-managed and organized in pursuit of personal, community and social needs. Self-hosting consists of materializing what is known as "the cloud", but stripped of the tyranny of data and the waste of energy to which the big tech companies have accustomed us. They are not organized to commoditize our identities, but to provide email, chat, file hosting, voice chat or any other existing digital need. Our small server-islands demonstrate that it is possible to stay active on the network without the violent tracking and theft, nor the imposed need to constantly replace our computer equipment: the self-hosted services, being thought by and for the community, are thought from the highest possible efficiency and not the immoral waste that directly collaborates with the climate crisis. >For this reason, we say to you, declassed byte workers, train yourself, question yourself, and appropriate the tools you use in order to form a commonwealth of hacktivists! Only between the union of computer workers and the communities of self-hosting and hacktivism we will be able to build alternatives for the refoundation of a cyberspace at the service of the people and not of the byte oligarchy. >But we need not only the working masses but also ordinary digital citizens, let's wake up from the generalized apathy to which we have been accustomed! No one can say anymore that technology is not their thing or that computing does not matter to them when all our lives are mediated through digital systems. That android phone that is still alive but no longer allows you to check your emails or chat with your family is simply the technological reality hitting you in the face; as much as the anxiety or dispersion that has existed in you for the last 15 years. Imagine the brain of a 14 year old teenager, totally moth-eaten by the violent algorithms of big tech! >Community digital needs are settled on the shores of our server-islands, not on the flagships of data refineries. Let's unite by building small servers in our homes, workplaces or cultural spaces; let's unite by building data networks that provide federated public instant messaging services that truly respect our freedoms and privacy. Let's publish robust, low-latency voice services; let's encourage the use of low computational consumption services to democratize voices whether you use a boat or a state-of-the-art racing boat. Let's create specialized forums and interconnect communities to unite us all, let's set our sails with the protocols and standards that exist, which allow us to dive the network using the device we want and not the one imposed on us. Let's lose the fear that prevents us from taking the first step and start this great learning path, which as an extra benefit will make us regain not only our technological sovereignty but also the control of our digital essence. It is not a matter of cutting off the private data networks of big tech but rather of building self-managed, self-hosted and self-administered spaces from the hacktivist bases, together with the workers of the byte and the digital citizenship: an Internet of the community for the community.

Comparison: Coop Cloud, Yunohost, similar platforms
If you have tried several self-hosting platforms like the above, please share your experience. I have so far only tried Yunohost and I'm quite satisfied. It does help to read French, sometimes solutions can be hidden in French forum topics. Coop Cloud seems to be docker-based, as far as I understand, and I just never managed to wrap my head around containers and why I should use them. Not sure though if Yunohost does container stuff in the background that I am not aware of? I've just started to use my Yunohost installation for some small scale collaborative stuff so I really hope it scales (to probably not more than 100 users) and keeps running smoothly. Starting to host common stuff is a little more scary than just fucking up my own private files.

>Karrot is a free and open-source tool for grassroots initiatives and groups of people that want to coordinate face-to-face activities on a local, autonomous and voluntary basis. >It is designed in ways to enable community-building and support a more transparent, democratic and participatory governance of your group.

Recommendations for RaspberryPI 4B case?
cross-posted from: > Recommendations for RaspberryPI 4B case? > > Hiya, so I have a spear RaspberryPI 4b, and want to selfhosted HomeassistantOS on it, heard there were some advantages of running the full OS and not just the docker container. However I currently don't have a casing for it. > > So: Is there anything I should know before buying one? Does the rpi get very hot running HomeassistantOS? E.g. Do I need one of these cases with a fan built into it? Or is it OK without? > > Appreciate any tips or suggestions! however I will not order anything from Amazon or Ali Express or any of those type of websites. Feel free to recommend via them though as I might find the same case elsewhere, perhaps. > > 🌻

Also see their [hardware recommendations](

Proposal for a new type of social network based on agreements. Looking for feedback, criticism, ideas, suggestions!

Quite nice bot to automate posting RSS/ATOM feeds to Lemmy communities.

I need to know if Im understanding this guide correctly before I dive into rebuilding my server.
This is the [Guide]( in question. Is this the install order: proxmox > ubuntu server vm > docker container > portainer container?

Minor improvements only, but worth checking out never the less.

Community server for a local community
Preference of community hosting instead of self hosting has recently come up in a permacomputing chat, and in this sense I am trying to set up a tiny yunohost server that can serve my local alternative community - a series of mostly rural living people spread throughout the landscape around a small towns. I want to support local barter and trade, local tool sharing and connections between people. I am trying to feel my way towards what functions could be useful for a mostly non-tech community, and what is out there to self-host? And what is especially useful and makes sense for local communities? Event calendar, small ads and some sort of map functions come to mind, what else? I guess a lot of what Facebook does. As I don't see myself in the position to replace Facebook anytime soon but would like to pave the way towards having Facebook and the like replaced by many small scale solutions like the server I am building, I would like the server to have other useful stuff. Currently using CryptPad for collaborative editing, got a SearXNG instance and a digital book shelf with stuff related to gardening, foraging, homesteading, renewables, but none of this is really local. Maybe offering people a small portfolio website where they can put their offerings, skills? I currently have an Epicyon instance installed that does all of this, it has skill sharing, item sharing, even a calendar, and I really like what it does - but I'm afraid it might be a little tough on the non-tech users. Please dump your suggestions and ideas about what could live on such a server. As I am still a baby admin I'm not too far in to notice that people's eyes glaze over when I mention things like 'server' or 'search engine'. Trying to keep it intuitive enough for a big enough group might be a challenge, especially when keeping it all clean and FOSS. Probably needs to work really well on mobile phone as well.

cross-posted from: > Check out the live demo at

FreedomBox is amazing!
I've been using [FreedomBox]( with a few friends for about two months now, and it's been wonderful. I set up [a little server for friends and family](, and I love that it lets people like me who don't have as much self-hosting experience to get started quickly. Has anyone here tried it?

Radio station automation platform.

Ayllu git forge
Apparently they are also working on AP federation and some sort of xmpp integration.

cross-posted from: > Well this is a bummer. > > Installing Lemmy with []( was probably the easiest way to get it up and running. Hopefully it's not abandoned. > > [\#Lemmy]( [#selfhosting]( [#fediverse]( [#yunohost]( > > [](

what do y’all actually host?
hi there, comrades! just curious, what do you all actually host for yourselves? i currently run a two old PCs refurbished as Ubuntu servers and am looking at adding a Raspberry Pi 400 that i was gifted and don't know what to do with. i have ideas though! anyway, i'd love to hear what you've found useful, helpful, and/or fun to run. my own answer will be in the comments.

Looks really cool. Mostly 3D printed it seems.

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