On June 8th, 2013 the developers of GNU social are pleased to
announce a merger with both the Free Social project and the
StatusNet project. Free Social developer and founder, Mikael
Nordfeldth and GNU social founder, Matt Lee will co-manage the
project. StatusNet founder and Federated Web pioneer Evan Prodromou,
will remain active on the project as an advisor and occasional
This merge represents an ongoing commitment to the GNU social project.
Effective immediately, GNU social now has a highly tested and
production-quality codebase, serving millions of social interactions
across the federated social web. We plan to continue to develop the
software, add new features and plan greater interoperability with
existing and future free software social platforms, including
A release (version 1.1.1) of GNU social is planned very shortly,
which will be the first release under the new project structure.
Founder and co-maintainer, GNU social
- What codebase/repo will be used?
- It is expected that we'll be using the StatusNet repo, and then
merging any changes into that.