A place your community is happy to call home.

Self-host your online community and shape your experience at the most granular level: add and remove features, change behaviours and appearance, tune, swap or turn off algorithms. You are in total control.

Libre & community-based
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Empower your community with tools to perform social, economic and political activities. Create safe and private spaces, and connect with the fediverse on your own terms.
Why use Bonfire

Empower your community with tools, not services

We endeavour to develop tools for conviviality, which you can own and work with, having total control over them. Tools that you can shape in every way and 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.

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Customise and tailor your instance to your needs

Add or remove extensions based on the functionality you need, or go futher and fork or create a new extension. Pick or create a theme that reflects your community identity, edit and localise terminology to increase inclusivity, decide which kind of information and behaviours to include to fight the dopamine economy.
With Bonfire, you are not limited by the choices made by a handful of developers or platform companies, instead you are encouraged to experiment with ways of creating and managing communities and cultures.

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Connect and federate with other instances, on your own terms

Bonfire helps you handle your online activities in a safe and private environment, while also enabling you to connect with other people and communities in a decentralized environment.
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.

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Participate and benefit from any effort of the community

Bonfire is libre and open source software. This means that you can use and modify Bonfire for free without asking permission from anyone. Plus, benefit from any future developments by anyone using the codebase.
Improvements, upgrades, and additions to Bonfire apps and extensions will always be freely available for the community to install, use, and customise.

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What you can do with Bonfire

Need a federated social network for your community? Try Bonfire Classic.

Want to go beyond social media and enhance coordination and cooperation in your network at your own pace? Bonfire Cooperation is for you.

Engage in meaningful discussions among many other activities

Maintain privacy by sharing different content with each of your circles

Have granular control over who and how people can interact with you

Apps & extensions
Whether you want to coordinate tasks in your community, organise a mutual aid community or timebank, curate learning resources, grow a community garden or more, there can be the right extension for you!

Bonfire Social

A customizable federated social network, to follow people, make posts, have discussion, etc...

Coming soon Svg Vector Icons : http://www.onlinewebfonts.com/icon Social Svg Vector Icons : http://www.onlinewebfonts.com/icon Cooperation

Bonfire Kanban

Federated and collaborative kanban and task list for p2p project coordination.

In development Svg Vector Icons : http://www.onlinewebfonts.com/icon Cooperation

Bonfire Bulletin

Mutual aid tools for local communities, such as sharing needs and offers.

In development Svg Vector Icons : http://www.onlinewebfonts.com/icon Cooperation
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We've spent the last couple years building a rock-solid foundation to build upon.
We are now ready to partner with like-minded communities to co-create useful extensions and invite more people to grow the federated ecosystem.
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We want to partner with forward-looking communities, cooperatives, municipalities and grassroots movements to design and build tools together, and make them available for everyone to use, remix and experiment.
Do you want to discuss yours needs and see if a Bonfire app or extension might help? Do you want to contribute to building the Bonfire ecosystem? Want to get involved as a beta tester?