Welcome to the fediverse! I joined in early 2021 and created community-driven forks of Mastodon and diaspora*. I'm also an editor on the Fediverse Enhancement Proposals project.
If you you want to tackle big problems, consider Ecko and Acropolis your forks.
The easiest way to install is through YunoHost (https://yunohost.org). We also support source and docker-based installs.
Feel free to ask questions. Learn more at https://magicstone.dev
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