GNU social, true to the Unix-philosophy of small programs to do a small job, will be a decentralized social network that you can install on your own server
What if you could authorize your server to reveal as much, or as little information about you to other sites, as you wish... one time, one day, or forever?
Big news! StatusNet, Free Social and GNU social projects merge under GNU social name. Mikael Nordfeldth (Free Social) and Matt Lee (GNU social, GNU FM) will be co-maintainers.
Matt went to the Federated Social Web Summit in Portland, OR and met with Appleseed, Diaspora and Status.net developers, amongst others.