About Us

You may wonder why a privacy centric group who tries to help others learn more about alternatives to proprietary software and fight for their digital privacy is based on Discord. That is a good question, Linux Café was created originally to provide an alternative place to talk about Linux on Discord that wasn't oppresive, didn't have elitists who shunned you for not using their preferred distro, and didn't shut down conversations the staff didn't personally like. As we grew so did our goals, one of those major goals was to spread the word of FOSS to those who did not know about it. Discord has provided us a large userbase of people who are into Linux and FOSS, while also giving us a well known platform able to reach those who don't know about [matrix], Telegram, Signal, Lemmy, etc. to join because they trust Discord. That is why we selfhost our own [matrix] homeserver and Telegram bridge bot and bridge all these chats together, so our FOSS focused friends can still chat and interact with our main public platform. Discord is far from perfect, but it is where Linux Café started, and it is still a place we care about and share as part of the Linux Café community.

How to join our cause!

Joining one of our chat platforms and sharing our group with people who would be interested is the best thing you can do. If you want to contribute to our projects on Git* our main code hosting service is GitLab and we mirror all of our work to GitHub and Codeberg. We do check issues and merge requests on GitHub and Codeberg, however we do see them and get to work on them faster if they are submitted to the proper repos on our GitLab.

Thank you!

Without our amazing community we would not have gotten to where we are today. Our community is what defines us, the amazing people who run our bridges to Telegram and [matrix] so we can all stay connected, the ones who contribute to our Reddit and Lemmy, without you Linux Café would not exist. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

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