Does anyone have any good resources for running your own Mastodon Instance that I could point people to? I want to encourage people to start their own instances and make more diverse communities, but it's really daunting without some kind of guide/introduction to the whole MastoAdmin thing.
I know about https://runyourown.social/, are there any others out there? ^^
@Rheall That’s the site that inspired me to create triangletoot.party! I love seeing small instances pop up. 😊
@Rheall What's the technical expertise of the audience? What is the tolerance for effort level of the audience?
"Nothing says cozy web like setting up running your own web domain" is a sarcastic post I always think of when I consider this question.
Who is the target of these resources? Everyone, or just tech people like me (and maybe you?)
@dualhammers I was thinking for complete tech newbs, more or less like me. So just pointing out resources to make setting up an instance easy, like Masto.host/spacebear.ee, and some advice on what it's like to run an instance and why you might want to.
Just to make it seem less intimidating and get people thinking about the possibility if they never have before.
So, who's familiar with #yunohost?
The tools base looks fabulous - wider than Cloudron? But it requires hosting-your-own . . still a major (and lasting) stumbling block for many. How does Yunohost relate to the ambitions of #bonfire ex-CommonsPub?
If the promises and principles are solid this looks like a great infrastructure for People's Platforming. What experience do folks here have of yunihost? How old is the project, how stable as an initiative? how limited by funding?
@mike_hales @Rheall I'm not sure of the age but it's maturing fast and super stable. I agree this is necessary for a people's platform, but not sure how it aligns with #bonfire Plus they have a super helpful community. Most of it automagically configures if you follow the setup closely. Oh I almost forgot it configures an xmpp and email server as well.
Thanks 🧡 For me there's no possibility of self-hosting. Life's too short to be learning AN Other skillset!
But it does seem the world of FOSS, platforming and tools commons is maturing or crystallising quite significantly. My involvement is meet.coop - a coop-run instance of BBB. We mean to host a programme of sessions exploring toolstack issues, alongside issues of solidarity economy and coop economy. See the Community category in the meet.coop forum
Would it be fair to say bonfire isn't comparable to #yunohost or #cloudron, as vectors for the very many existing FLOSS apps? More like #holo maybe - inventing a parallel distributed universe, with its own - currently thin? - app ecosystem? How many apps are in the fediverse, at this time? The bonfire website doesn't seem to display this picture.
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@Rheall hey, just to explicitly say (because I didn't do so before, even though it was mentioned), I think the easiest way to do this would to use @cloudron - it makes it insanely easy to install, backup and update Mastodon (and @pixelfed and #PeerTube too), and it sorts out @letsencrypt certs and everything for you too.
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