Collection:Self-hosting software and SaaSS replacements

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These are free/libre software replacements for Service as a Software Substitutes (which are sometimes also referred to as Web services or network services).

On the Internet, proprietary software isn't the only way to lose your freedom. Service as a Software Substitute, or SaaSS, is another way to let someone else have power over your computing.
SaaSS means using a service implemented by someone else as a substitute for running your copy of a program. The term is ours; articles and ads won't use it, and they won't tell you whether a service is SaaSS. Instead they will probably use the vague and distracting term “cloud”, which lumps SaaSS together with various other practices, some abusive and some ok. With the explanation and examples in this page, you can tell whether a service is SaaSS.
Who Does the Server Really Serve?

While solving the problem of SaaSS may seem sufficient, this doesn't solve other issues related to centralization and lack of standardization or of security. This page preferably lists software that helps people self-host their activities in the Internet while also providing some level of federation with other hosts; secondly, it lists replacements for some SaaSS variants in case there is no federated or no distributed self-hosted equivalent.


Text translation

Apertium
An offline machine translation tool


Collaborative real-time editing

Gobby
Collaborative editor and server software that doesn't make the user run untrusted code in the web browser and supports various client applications


Etherpad
Server software for real-time collaborative editing which allows users to edit documents using their web browser


Satellite navigation and routing

Navit Car navigation system with routing engine


Internet radio

GNU FM
Server software for running music community websites


Media sharing, streaming and video-on-demand

GNU MediaGoblin
Server software that allows you to share your media with the world


GNUnet
Anonymous peer-to-peer file-sharing


Tribler
Python based BitTorrent/Internet TV application


Popcorntime.sh
Watch movies and TV shows instantly from BitTorrent protocol


Social networks

Diaspora
Server software for the decentralized social network of the same name


GNU social Microblogging server software which implements the OStatus standard for decentralized social networking


Mastodon
Microblogging server software which follows OStatus and ActivityPub standards, is compatible with GNU Social, supports content warnings and private messages


Pump.io
Blogging server software that federates using the Activity Streams standard


Twister
Twister is the fully decentralized P2P microblogging platform leveraging from the free software implementations of Bitcoin and BitTorrent protocols


Analytics platforms

Piwik
Real-time Web analytics software program


Payment systems and cryptocurrencies

GNU Taler
Taxable Anonymous Libre Electronic Reserves. Electronic payment system that accepts any currency, is energy-friendly, makes clients anonymous and allows governments to tax payments


Bitcoin-Qt
Bitcoin client and wallet


Zcash
Zcash is a decentralized cryptocurrency that offers privacy and selective transparency of transactions. Zcash payments are published on a public blockchain, but the sender, recipient, and amount of a transaction remain private


E-mail server software, client webmail and groupware

Roundcube
A browser-based multilingual IMAP e-mail client


SOGo
Scalable groupware server


SquirrelMail
E-mail reader


Web search engine

Searx
Searx a privacy-respecting, hackable metasearch engine inspired by the Seeks websearch proxy


YaCy
YaCy is a distributed search engine


Static source code analyzers

Adlint
Source code static analyzer


Code hosting platforms

GitBucket
Self-hosted GitHub replacement


Gitea
A painless self-hosted software forge


GitLab
GitLab is free software that helps you build and collaborate on software


Gogs
A self-hosted Git service written in Go


Kallithea
GIT and Mercurial source code management system


Savane
Web-based software hosting system


Translation platforms

Weblate
Online, Web-based translation platform


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