Currently fosscord is still in development and we can't say when we
will be able to release fosscord completely. In total,
20 developers are working on this
project. Feel free to check out the
documentation or the
We believe that anyone should be able to configure their own
instance exactly to their needs. That's why the instance admin can
change nearly every default value in the settings without changing
the source code.
We believe that anyone should have the option to host their own
instance without any restrictions. That’s why we provide an easy
one-click server installer
to have full control over the instance and its data.
We believe that a central approach leads to a single point of
failure and abuse of power. That’s why Fosscord is decentralized and
the client is able to connect to multiple servers simultaneously.
Free Open Source
We believe that the best way to make a software is to make it follow
GPL principles and let everyone contribute to it. Additionally we
represent a libre position so that anyone can do whatever they want
with Fosscord as long as you publish all changes under the
GNU Affero General Public License v3.0.
We believe that communication should be private and no third party
should be able to intercept and read the content of it. That’s why
Fosscord is end-to-end encrypted based on the concept “don’t trust
We believe publicly audited and hosted FOSS software is the future
in terms of security. That's why we choose this approach to create a
transparent foundation between the user and the project.
We believe data privacy is a human right, therefore the user needs
to opt into data collection and analytics via the client settings
and it's disabled by default.
We believe anyone should be able to extend their clients with
features that we currently do not provide. That’s why we integrate a
secure and cross-platform plugin system.
We believe anyone should be able to adjust the look and feel of
their client. That’s why we integrate a cross-platform theme system.
Additionally we provide a design editor for easier creation of
We believe that to create a successful communication platform that
users will migrate to you either need a large user base or a unique
selling point. We have both features by customizing the client
however you like and being backwards compatible to discord, which
means you can use the client to communicate with all friends who are
"still" using discord.com and also connect to other Fosscord
Why did you develop Fosscord?
Discord abuses their power and censors things they don't like
Discord prohibits client modifications
Discord being slow in development of new features
Discord not listening to their community
Free and open source version that you can have a look, trust and
Self host your own server to have complete control over it and
Add additional features like end to end encryption and a secure
and cross platform plugin/theme system
Discord making use of Electron and other bloated RAM hungry
How do you make money?
We don’t, we are volunteers providing a better and secure way of
communication and are supported by donations.