HubZilla, an interesting selfhosted social network companion to your Nextcloud


Perhaps another platform we could look at in terms of moving forward is the new Solid platform proposed by Tim Berners-Lee, the godfather of the internet.

Well actually, Solid isn’t that new, it’s been around for a few years but now it looks like they cranking up their activity and it’s been in the press the last few days and makes for an interesting platform to have a look at, particularly around the decentralisation of the internet.


Sounds pretty interesting; I need to set up a Hubzilla server, though know really why I would in light of the fact I already have so much of a social media presence already.


I havn;t installed Hubzilla or similar federated apps in the ring yet, but looking at this discussion I couldn’t understand, what’s the actual level of integration or interoperability between NC and any of the “Fediverse” (Hubzilla mastodon Peertube etc)?
I’ve also read about Solid recently, can someone explain what it is compared to NC and the Fediverse apps? Will it also integrate and does it have any advantages? The site is too vague for me and docs too technical…


Frank knows him quite well, we’ve been talking to them about some collaboration. Let’s see what happens… The problem with this and other projects (like hubzilla) is that they tend to have promise - but only a small ecosystem right now. Often, Nextcloud’s existing ecosystem is 10 to 100x larger already and thus if we put in a developer month in integration it is of far less benefit to our average user than if we’d put that same month into simply improving Nextcloud. Of course, we always welcome help from others who want to work on it!

[Testers Needed] Nextcloud Social - Federating with ActivityPub and Diaspora* social networks!

It is true that Nextcloud has a very large ecosystem, but keep in mind that Hubzilla supports advanced features that would greatly benefit your project. The Zot protocol is very mature and has been in development for yearsZot allows a user to easily copy, clone or migrate their user account from one trusted server to another. I’ve personally been using zot for over a year and it works beautifully! Since it is coded for PHP integration is a definite possibility. Just my .02 and thanks for reading. :slight_smile:

edit: I see @andrew from Hubzilla project has shown interest in this kind of integration back in 2017.