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May First/People Link Services

Common Hosting Services

This space outlines the services MF/PL members can access. The most common services members use on the MF/PL server infratstructure include:

In addition to these common tools, we have many other services available to the public and to our members.

Extra Services

The following services are all available to all members (and some are open to the general public).

Share documents with ownCloud. May First/People Link members can share and synchronize documents with other users through our ownCloud service. You can share documents with your friends, synchronize them to your computer or cell phone, make the publicly available via the web, and you can even edit them on the web.

In addition, you can use this program to synchronize your contacts and calendar on your cell phone, allowing you to backup your sensitive personal data via May First/People Link rather than Google or Apple. No need to synchronize your data to the corporate cloud!

The ownCloud services comes with programs you can install on Linux, Macintosh or Windows computers to synchronize the files. There are also apps for Android and iPhone. Maintainer:

Web conference with Jitsi Meet. Do you want to have a video conference call? No need to install special software or pay for a skype account. You can do it with free software and just a web browser. Send all of your meeting participants a simple link that they click on and you can all talk with each other and see each other.

Perfect for collaborating with people in different locations or when you can't all be in the same room for a meeting. For full directions, see our web conference page. Maintainer:

Instant Messaging/Chat (xmpp). We run our own federated chat service. Any member with a valid May First/People Link user account can start using it immediately. Your handle is your username followed by By using an open protocol, May First/People Link users can communicate with other services that also use the XMPP protocol. Our server supports text, video and audio!

And the best part is that most chat clients can connect to our service, allowing you to continue chatting with your friends while also providing the opportunity to securely chat with people using XMPP. Maintainer:

Social Networking. You won't find us on Facebook, but you will find us on, May First/People Link's social networking site. Unlike similar corporate services, is federated - meaning you can be friends with people who are on other servers. There are hundreds of other sites running the samesoftware. Additionally, if you have a twitter account, you can configure your account to resend all messages to your twitter account. Maintainer:,

Simple Audio Conference with Mumble. Need a simple, audio-only conference system that runs over low-bandwidth connection on Windows, Linux, Mac and even your android phone? Our mumble server is the way to go. Maintainer: (see #10641)

Broadcast audio or video with Icecast. Our icecast servers allow users to broadcast audio and video to a mass audience. You can use either of our two servers ( or Maintainer:

Share spreadsheets with EtherCalc. We also have a combination wiki + spreadsheet accessible via Anyone can use it to collaboratively and simultaneously work on spreadsheet documents. Maintainer:

Behind the scenes

The following services may not be immediately visible to most users are may be taken for granted, but they are nonetheless a critical part of our organization.

  • OpenPGP server. May First/People Link contributes to the global network of OpenPGP key servers with This service isn't limited to just May First/People Link members, but is available to everyone on the Internet. Maintainer:
  • To enable members to login to various services with their existing username and password, we have a login service.

Experimental Services

These services are not recommended for general use because they are experimental:

Chopping Block

These services will be retired.

Proposed new services

  • Setup our own git server (see #8033)

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