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Working together to build safer, more open and fun federated tools and communities for the post-capitalist world.

What is Bonfire ?

A thoughtful social network

We endeavour to develop tools for conviviality. Tools that you have total control over, which are not developed for extracting value from their users in any way. Each Bonfire instance is shaped by its members to pursue their community goals, not those of some investment fund.

A flexible tool to fit your needs

Add or remove extensions based on the functionality you need, or go further and create a new extension. Pick or create a theme that reflects your community identity, edit and localise text to increase inclusivity, decide which kind of information and behaviours to include and fight the dopamine economy.

A space to connect with the rest of the world , on your own terms

Each Bonfire community has the power to federate with others communities but also with other fediverse platforms that support the ActivityPub protocol (like Mastodon, PeerTube, etc...) and interact with them, maintaining the autonomy to decide which information to share with others and which to keep on their instance.

A free tool developed to empower your community

Bonfire is libre and open source software. This means that you can use and modify Bonfire without asking permission from anyone. Plus, benefit from future developments by anyone using the codebase: improvements, upgrades, and additions to Bonfire apps and extensions will always be freely available to users.

Safer participation. Healthier conversations. More collaboration.
Introducing circles & boundaries
How will our online experiences be different once we take back control over exactly who should see, interact with, and even collaborate on our content and activities at the most granular level? Join us in this experiment!
Define circles that reflect real life
People don’t fit in binary boxes labeled “follower” or “friend”. Define as many custom circles as you need. Use them as shorthand when setting boundaries, so you don’t have to configure permissions one person at a time.
Fine-tune permissions
Set boundaries by deciding which circles or people should (or should not) be able to - for example - see, read, boost, reply to, or even edit your content. Or who can message, follow, or even request to message you...

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Community builders

From self-hosting a new instance, to customising every aspect of it, to creating new apps or extensions...

Tool builders

From setting up a development environment, to groking the architecture and codebase, to building new extensions...

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