Here's a list of our favorite decentralized free software platforms, where people are gathering to discuss all things postmarketOS. They are right in line with our principles.
- Matrix and IRC are for real time chats. Due to the high volume of messages in the postmarketOS channel, we split it up into topic-specific channels (general discussions, porting of new devices, mainlining, ...).
- Mastodon is a social network for micro-blogging, used to toot and re-toot short messages and pictures.
- Lemmy is a social network for threaded discussions on links and questions.
postmarketOS is also being discussed on proprietary platforms. We do not recommend these for several reasons:
- bullying users to install their proprietary app with annoying popups ("this site is much better in the app")
- these sites and apps are known to track their users
- no access to source code
- not decentralized, people can not host their own instance
- Tor is blocked (not great for people who depend on it)
We decided that the benefit of reaching lots of people, who would otherwise not hear about postmarketOS, currently outweighs the many downsides. Consider for yourself whether it's worth it.