Linux Café is a collective of Linux and open-source software
users, tech lovers, and privacy enthusiasts.
Our goal is to create a welcoming environment and give a
comfortable space for
all Linux and tech enthusiasts to come together.
Because of this we take advantage of multiple platforms; Reddit, Discord, matrix.
We do everything we can to make sure the community can communicate and grow together.
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
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
not know about
Discord has provided us a large userbase of people who are into Linux and FOSS, while also giving us
platform able to reach those who don't know about [matrix], Telegram, Signal, Lemmy, etc. to join
because they trust
That is why we selfhost our own [matrix] homeserver and Telegram bridge bot and bridge all these
our FOSS focused friends can still chat and interact with our main public platform. Discord is far
it is where Linux Café started,
and it is still a place we care about and share as part of the Linux Café community.
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
and Codeberg, however we do see them and get to work on them faster if they are submitted to the
repos on our