Community

Public Discussion

The FSFE provides infrastructure to foster public discussion on Free Software topics. Everybody is encouraged to freely state their opinions on these platforms, but please keep the netiquette guidelines in mind. In particular be aware that discussions inside the FSFE's technical infrastructure are covered by our Code of Conduct that kindly asks all participants to be excellent to each other.

Opinions voiced in the public discussion are not official positions of the FSFE. For official statements see our press release lists or contact us.

Mailing Lists

We have a number of mailing lists for local groups as well as thematic teams. You can find a complete list of the public lists on our mailing list server.

Discourse - Forum

We are experiencing with Discourse, a forum-like discussion platform, as a volunteer-run service provided by the FSFE but still in a beta phase. It serves as a test case for specific topics and will be evaluated over time whether it fits in the FSFE’s communication setup and mission. You are welcome to become part of this new service and help us improving it.

Internet Relay Chat and XMPP Rooms

We have an XMPP-Chat-Room where we can meet:

Other channels can be found with the room search of your XMPP client.

You can also join other Free Software supporters on IRC:

Microblogging

The FSFE and many Supporters use microblogging services to send status updates and interesting links. If you like to connect, follow the user fsfe on Mastodon, Diaspora, Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter.

We encourage you to use the tags #FreeSoftware, #IloveFS etc. in your messages.