FreeTech Project

Non-profit initiative helping people use technology in a more financially, socially and environmentally sustainable manner, mainly relying on FOSS wherever possible. Provides help to everyone, regardless of technical skill level. Based in South Yorkshire, UK.

Fediverse address (main):
@freetechproject@floss.social

Fediverse address (videos):
@freetechproject@tilvids.com

Topio e.V.

German non-profit organisation which helps ordinary people “de-Google” their phones by installing privacy-friendly operating systems. They run events to help with this including workshops, exhibitions, lectures etc.

Fediverse address (main account, in German):
@topio@mastodon.social

Fediverse address (photos, in German):
@topio@pixelfed.social

Fediverse address (events, in German):
@topio_space@mobilize.berlin

The Tor Project

Non-profit organisation that maintains the Tor network, which allows people to communicate anonymously over the internet thanks to a special network that scrambles any attempts to trace connections. The easiest way to use Tor is with the Tor web browser, which you can download from their website.

Fediverse address:
@torproject@mastodon.social

Computertruhe e.V.

Volunteers in Germany who repair abandoned computers so they can be donated to charity.

Fediverse address (main account, in German):
@computertruhe@mastodon.social

Fediverse address (Berlin branch, in German):
@ComputertruheBerlin@mastodon.social

Fediverse address (Chemnitz branch, in German):
@ComputertruheChemnitz@chaos.social

Fediverse address (Munich branch, in German):
@ComputertruheMuenchen@social.tchncs.de

Open Source Gardens

Organisation connecting gardeners all around the world, encouraging the use of open source seeds and similar philosophies. Posts in English and German.

Fediverse address (main):
@opensourcegardens@chaos.social

Fediverse address (videos):
@opensourcegardens@tube.tchncs.de

Fediverse address (blog):
@handwritten@notes.opensourcegardens.info

DataRequests.org / Datenanfragen.de

Non-profit organisation which is promoting people’s right to privacy, and making people more aware of their privacy rights.

Fediverse address (main account, in English):
@datarequestsorg@mastodon.social

Fediverse address (main account, in German):
@datenanfragende@mastodon.social

Fediverse address (technical account, in English):
@dev_at_datarequestsORG@chaos.social

Bits & Bäume (“Bits & Trees”)

German campaign group which aims to build bridges between technology fans and environmentalists.

Fediverse address (main account, in German):
@bits_und_baeume@mastodon.bits-und-baeume.org

Fediverse address (Berlin branch, in German):
@bitsundbaeume_berlin@mastodon.bits-und-baeume.org

Fediverse address (Dresden branch, in German):
@BitsUndBaeumeDresden@dresden.network

Scientists for Future Deutschland

German branch of the campaign by scientists to save the planet from environmental destruction due to climate change. They are letting the world know the science of climate change, conducting research themselves and helping climate scientists to network.

Fediverse address (in German):
@S4F@climatejustice.global

Cryptomator

Free open source app that lets you add an end-to-end encrypted folder to your existing cloud service. It works with popular cloud services such as Nextcloud, DropBox, Google Drive, One Drive, iCloud etc. There are apps for Linux, Mac, Windows, iPhone/iPad and Android.

Fediverse address:
@cryptomator@mastodon.online