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@weex Wow! According to the @poduptime, we at @lewactwo are the biggest #Ecko instance user-wise! Nice!

The Ecko app on YunoHost was just updated to version 2021-12-09~ynh1. This adds the Static Settings UI so more can be configured without command line, fixes to poll options, and deploys the still-mostly-behind-the-scenes plugin system.

is the easiest way to self-host .

Report bugs in installation or upgrade at

GitLab's list of Forks is more of a normal table view which you can order by last updated or fork creation date.

Gitea (looking at Codeberg) is a compact view ordered creation date ascending, so newest forks last.

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FOSS software communities know they need a good license and most have a code of conduct and contributing document, but probably the biggest thing we're missing is a "decentralized, asynchronous, concurrent, message-driven, lock-free, process" for moving the software forward.

This is what the Collective Code Construction Contract codifies. Wouldn't it be awesome if such a development protocol were another part of the proverbial new open source software setup wizard?

The way to beat centralized social network supply chains is by playing to FOSS's strengths: remixability, community, copyleft, experiments, self-hosting and forks!

Join the community at Magic Stone and try at one of the instances at if you'd like to see a better future based on ethical social networking.

Curious. How will Ecko developers / community ensure plugin code quality? Will Ecko team, or each individual plugin author be responsible for plugin system #security ?

Soo I am starting a new project, It's about Addictive Apps. It's a list of addictive apps, their strategies and ways to make you spend more time, and money and how they directly and indirectly effect your mental, physical, social and even financial health! I just came up with a simple github page now, Please contribute to this because as for as I can tell there's no such proper list for documenting addictive platforms and their destructive practices

Super excited to announce, we just merged a Plugin system for which is a first for any fork of Mastodon!

The first plugin is a Stripe integration which was proposed in previous discussions for plugins for Mastodon. If you'd like to take a look at the PR, here it is:

Please share any issues at

Anyone out there run multiple ActivityPub services and wish you could see a combined public timeline from them all?

"A social network for humans." 🤔

I think we all agree that open source communities can do a much better job of building a social network that serves humans like us but what does it mean for a network to serve humans? It's a hard question and we almost certainly have no idea.

So we need to try things. We needs lots and lots of experiments to figure all this out, even realizing that "this" can be different for each community big or small.

Discussion, debate, features, plugins, forks and remixes, we need it all!

No matter which of those you want to do, you'll find a supportive ear at

Here I thought there were only three instances of running and I see there are five!

Kudos to for making their tools flexible for any software or fork to use!

Working on packaging for YunoHost. This is Magic Stone's fork of diaspora* that will be managed via Collective Code Construction Contract just like Ecko.

I was reminded of the importance of making things easy to install by a recent podcast with Travis Oliphant of NumPy, SciPy and Anaconda who shared how a Windows installer helped many more people onboard to his projects.

is like the App Store for self-hosted web apps so pretty important for giving budding admins that next step from usage or a demo instance toward owning and administering a full instance. Sure, later they may want to install via docker or from source but first make it easy!

The fediverse tends to be a bit conservative about fetching content. I saw this when viewing a boosted post and only saw a few replies though clicking through showed many more!

Have you experienced this? is a good place to discuss the problem since we're working a solution.

Currently discussing a teams feature for that would enable accounts to be used/managed by one or more accounts without having to share passwords.

Chime in if you have thoughts on the UX!

Inspired by:

People are how constrained.

Everyone has an opinion on what should be done and why that's the case, but what tends to stop us and the projects in which we're involved is knowing how.

That's one thing I like about Collective Code Construction Contract. Everyone is encouraged to discuss the heck out of what and why and to prove their case, and we all agree to invite those who know how, to do.

on has just been updated to the latest code from 2021-11-23!

Please report any bugs with updating or this version at

The near term plan with and Magic Stone is to develop features and facilitate using the software so that we spin up the user-contributor feedback loop.

If anyone has question about how to run an instance or find one to try, don't hesitate to reach out! was just updated to latest and has a new custom favicon that was uploaded via the admin UI. Seems not to be displayed on mobile but looks good on desktop. So the iteration under C4 goes...

Bumping the version of Ecko on has been waiting for their CI to get to the latest PR. The weekend load spike seems in danger of wrapping around, so if anyone out there is a bash wizard or has a passion for CI 👀@

Just merged Favicon editing by UI into , closing

I saw it work on a Heroku demo, and don't have the latest version running, so we could use some help running and testing the latest main branch, but the changes are pretty minimal for how cool the effect is.

We also have a procedure that needs testing for running a demo server of Ecko.

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Creating magic through evolution of the Fediverse. Running Ecko, a community-driven fork of Mastodon managed using the Collective Code Construction Contract (C4) by the Magic Stone Community. C4 is a protocol for asynchronous, non-blocking, distributed, problem-focused software development.