Gather ⋅ Organize ⋅ Mobilize
A practical tool
Mobilizon is a tool that helps you find, create and organize events.
You can also create a page for your group where the members will be able to get organized together.
An ethical alternative
As an ethical alternative to Facebook events, groups and pages, Mobilizon is a tool designed to serve you. Period.
No likes, no follows, no infinite wall to scroll: Mobilizon leaves you in control of your attention.
Mobilizon is not a giant platform, but a multitude of interconnected Mobilizon websites.
This federated architecture helps avoid monopolies and offers a diversity of hosting terms of service.
Mobilizon is an online tool to help manage your events, your profiles and your groups.
On Mobilizon, you can create a detailed page for your event, publish and share it.
You can also search for events by keyword, place or date, participate in events (even without an account) and add them to your agenda.
Setting up an account on a Mobilizon instance will allow you to create several profiles (i.e.: personal, professional, hobbies, activism, etc.), organise events and manage groups.
Before you create an account on an instance, don’t forget to discover how that instance works by reading its “about” page, to better understand its rules and policies.
In Mobilizon, each group has a public page where you can look up the group’s latest posts and public events.
When invited to join a group, members can participate in discussions and manage a common resource folder (i.e. links to a collaborative writing tool, a wiki, etc.)
We won’t change the world from Facebook. Surveillance capitalism won’t develop the tool we dream of, because they couldn’t derive any profit from it.
The time has come to build something better, by taking a different approach.
An emancipatory tool, designed differently
Mobilizon has been designed as a practical tool that respects your attention, your autonomy and your freedom.
Saving Your Attention
Mobilizon is not a social media, nor a hobby: it is a tool. You won’t find features like subscriptions counters, thumbs ups or info walls with infinite scrolling.
Mobilizon’s design aims to free your attention from the mechanisms of self-staging. This allows you to stay focused on what really matters: managing your events, your groups, your mobilization.
Diversity through Federation
Mobilizon is a federated software: hosts can install it on a server to create instances that act as Mobilizon websites. Mobilizon instances can be federated together so a profile registered on instance A may contribute to a group created on instance B.
This multiplicity makes it possible to diversify hosting conditions. (governance, ToS, charters) and to avoid the formation of monopolistic platforms.
Respecting Your Freedom
Mobilizon is a Free-libre software. This means its code is transparent, publicly auditable and there are no hidden features.
The code is built by the community, and everyone is free to fork it and lead the project into new directions.
Who’s behind Mobilizon?
Mobilizon is a free-libre and open source software maintained and financed by the French not-for-profit Framasoft.
Created in 2004, the association is dedicated to popular education on the challenges of the digital age. Our small structure (less than 40 members, less than 10 employees) is known for having carried out the De-google-ify Internet project, hosting 34 ethical and alternative online tools. Recognized as being of general interest, our association is more than 90% funded by donations, which are tax deductible for French taxpayers.
The more this software is used and supported, the more people will use and contribute to it, and the faster it will evolve towards a concrete alternative to platforms such as Facebook Events or Meetup.
Because freedom doesn’t mean it’s free…
Framasoft is a not-for-profit which can only keep running thanks to your donations. Do you like what we do? Do you think we’re going in the right direction? If so, and you’re able to make a donation, we’d very much appreciate it!
- Recurring donations can be stopped anytime, just ask us.
- If you want to modify your recurring donation, please contact us, we will stop the current one and you will be able to make a new one.
- Tax receipts (in France only) are sent by postal mail in March/April 2023 (before tax declaration) for 2022 donations
- Financial and activity reports can be found on the not-for-profit page
- If you have more questions, you may find answers there…
Why support Framasoft?
Thanks to your money…
Share in person
Your donations allow us to participate in nearly one hundred events each year. We bring physical tools (Metacards, guides [Résolu], Framabooks, Flyers) to better approach the digital world.
Contribute to other communities
We want to put our tools at the service of people who work for a contribution company. Framasoft navigates in an archipelago of communities with similar values, and contributes to common actions in exchange and mutual aid.
Maintain the technical tools
Framasoft is about fifty open source sites and services, deployed on about thirty servers. Our members ensure the maintenance, the support, the animation and the update. Your donations ensure that it is free of charge for everyone.
Framasoft in 2020
- 21 years of existence
- 37 members and 10 employees
- 33 projects (16 ethical online services)
- 700 contributors
- 12,302 patrons
- 4,000,000 visits per mounth
- 1,284 free resources in our directory
- 2,622 blog posts
- 100 events each year to talk and reach different audiences
Find our where your money goes
Your donations ensure our independence (93% of our income in 2020).
Because creating and maintaining ethical digital tools requires time and human talent, the bulk of our time and talent is spent on the budget is used to compensate (as fairly and equitably as possible) our employees and service providers.
Each year, our accounts are audited and validated by a statutory auditor. independent accounts (we publish reports on this page).
- Employees: 77%
- Servers and domains: 6%
- Operating expanses: 4.5%
- Events and meetings: 2%
- Communication: 1%
- Project providers: 4%
- Banking fees and taxes: 5.5%
(data updated the 9/29/2021)