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FREE SOFTWARE COMMUNITY OF INDIA

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 Blogs

Free Software Camp 2020 Launches on Software Freedom Day

September 19, 2020

The world celebrates Software Freedom Day today with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and it is in the same spirit and excitement that we announce today the Free Software Camp.

Setup Private Dns With Open Nic Servers

August 3, 2020

Recently many ISPs blocked DuckDuckGo.com at DNS level making the privacy focused search engine unavailable for many Internet users in India.

Response to ICFOSS Director, Sabarish K's requests to community.

July 30, 2020

On July 15th evening 7pm, the new ICFOSS director Sabarish K had a discussion on the concerns about ICFOSS presented by Free Software communities.

Poddery

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 Diaspora 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

XMPP

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 services provided by FSCI

FSCI Wiki

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. Visit FSUG.IN

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 Lists

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.

India OS Forum

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.

CODEMA.FSCI.IN

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.

Warning

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

MEET.FSCI.IN