What's wrong with Twitter?
Twitter's business model is based on advertisement and targeting, by collecting your personal information, behaviour and preferences.
This information is used to present you the timeline mixed with promoted tweets and advertisement.
That's how Twitter can be "free", but you shouldn't fall for it.
Why is Decent not free like Twitter?
You pay for reading your Decent timeline knowing you're not being tracked, profiled and presented with "tweets you might like".
With Decent you are using a service, not being used by it.
No information at all is collected and you're not being targeted or manipulated.
Decent doesn't show ads or sells your information, that's why we need to ask a small fee.
I would like self-host Decent, can I?
Yes! Decent's idea is to be fully transparent and open-source, thus you can check out the code on GitHub and decide to host it on your own.
You'll have to install, host and manage Decent yourself on your own server or PC.