It was started in early 2023, to provide an instance to the admins of https://f-hub.org but can be used by anyone willing to adhere to the rules and terms of service.
Currently registrations are open but require admin approval.
A secondary purpose it to test out the F-hub.org hosted services setup and experiment with XMPP integration for Fediverse instances.
Our Akkoma instance has an machine-translation feature utilizing a LibreTranslate instance on our own servers, so no data is shared with 3rd party services. It works quite well with most European languages and a few others.
Todo: We plan to run our own Meilisearch indexing software for improved local search of posts and hashtags.