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Free Software Community of India is a collective of Free Software* users, advocates and developers. We maintain communication and collaboration infrastructure for everyone that respects their freedom and privacy.

Recent Statements

Open Letter to KITE CEO on Forcing Teachers Students and Parents to Use WhatsApp

June 17, 2020

Introduction This is an open letter to Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE - https://kite.kerala.gov.in/) CEO from Free Software Community of India (FSCI - https://fsci.

Statement on Arogya Setu Source Code Release under Apache License

June 1, 2020

Background: In a country where there is a stated policy on adoption of Free Software (sometimes called as open source), it is rather surprising that a public application supported, promoted, and partially mandated by the government is not Free Software from the very inception.

Reclaim Freedom & Privacy - An Open Letter to Organizations

May 24, 2020

As a follow up of the letter by Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) on Arogya Setu and protection of privcay, autonomy and dignity of workers during COVID-19 outbreak, IFF organized a conference call on May 21st.


Poddery, one of the earliest diaspora social networking hosts, is a community-run distributed social-network maintained by FSCI. Apart from Diaspora, poddery.com also offers Matrix and XMPP services.

Poddery Disapora Instance

Diaspora is a culture. A culture against the loss of personal privacy by the corporate social network giants. Diaspora enables you to keep your data with you and provides the flexibility to choose what you share. Since your data is stored on distributed servers and not a single company's servers you are in more control of your data.

Poddery Matrix Instance

Matrix is a decentralised instant messenger which supports end-to-end encryption, voice and video call and file sharing. You can connect with your friends and communities here. Matrix by default allows you to integrate with IRC and other communication medias. Riot is a client-side application with slack-like interface and markdown support.

Matrix Clients


Poddery supports chatting and video and voice calls among your contacts in Diaspora and anybody with an account on a service supporting XMPP. You need to enable chat on your Poddery account to make use of it. There are many free clients available for PC, tablet or mobile devices. Get one for your device from the link below.

XMPP Clients

Other servies provided by FSCI


FSCI maintains a MediaWiki instance at wiki.fsci.in which acts as a 'decentralised central resource' as every one gets to fill in their parts and one could find all parts in one place.

Visit FSCI Wiki

Free Software User Groups

FSCI maintains a list of various Free Software User Groups across India at fsug.in. FSCI also provides free sub-domains for such communities.


Git Repository Hosting

FSCI runs a free instance of GitLab Community Edition at git.fosscommunity.in. GitLab is a powerful platform for collaborative software development.

Git Repository

Mailing List

FSCI maintains a GNU Mailman instance at lists.fsci.in. A mailing list helps us to broadcast emails to a list of e-mail addresses of people that are members of the same work group or interested in the same subject.

FSCI Mailing Lists

Discussion Forum

A community-run Discourse instance is maintained at fressoftwareindia.org in collaboration with FSCI. It is a place for Free Software enthusiasts and users to hangout, discuss, share tips and tricks, help others and promote the adoption of Free Software.


Collaborative Decision Making

codema (Collaborative Decision Making) is a Loomio instance maintained by FSCI at codema.fsci.in. It helps us to initiate discussions and put up proposals on which users can vote.


Group Voice/Video Meeting

Jitsi Meet is Free & Open source voice & video conferencing tool. Jitsi Meet instance is maintained by FSCI at meet.fsci.in. It helps us to communicate securely.


This service is still in beta testing. To use this service please contact the FSCI team.