lotide is an attempt to build a federated forum. Users can create communities to share links and text posts and discuss them with other users, include those registered on other servers through ActivityPub.


I’m on it too


Apart from the ugly ui, how is it different from Lemmy?

Does it have a niche or a goal?


IMO, even though I’m all in on Lemmy, having more variety in an open source space is most often good for everyone.


So this is like federating the old school forum format? Sounds neat.

Edit: Just looked and it is more Reddit style than old school forums.

What is libre culture?

Libre culture is all about empowering people. While the general philosophy stems greatly from the free software movement, libre culture is much broader and encompasses other aspects of culture such as music, movies, food, technology, etc.

Some beliefs include but aren’t limited to:

  • That copyright should expire after a certain period of time.
  • That knowledge should be available to people, not locked away.
  • That no entity should have unjust control or possession of others.
  • That mass surveillance is about mass control, not justice.
  • That we can all band together to help liberate each other.

Check out this link for more.


I’ve looked into the ways other forums handle rules, and I’ve distilled their policies down into two simple ideas.

  • Please show common courtesy: Let’s make this community one that people want to be a part of.

  • Please keep posts generally on topic

  • No NSFW content

  • When sharing a Libre project, please include the name of its license in the title. For example: “Project name and summary (GPL-3.0)”

Libre culture is a very very broad topic, and while it’s perfectly okay for a conversation to stray, I do ask that we keep things generally on topic.

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