openSUSE:Communication channels

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The openSUSE community are helpful people. We would like to be here for you. This is a list of various ways to:
  • Read news
  • Contact other openSUSE users, to ask questions, and discuss openSUSE and Linux

News portals


Mailing lists

Mailing Lists

Main mailing lists

  • - The mailing list where non-technical aspects of the openSUSE project, distribution and community are discussed. Join us!.
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  • - This is the list for technical discussions related to the development of the openSUSE Distributions..
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All mailing lists

  • List of mailing lists contains name, short intro and links for easy subscription, un-subscription, help and link to archives of that list. They are the most frequently asked for.
  • Mailing lists subscription explains all available subscription options and gives technical background on subscribing, leaving (unsubscribing) and more.
  • Mailing list netiquette is article that explains customs on our mailing lists that help new users to get help.

Instant chat


The openSUSE community uses a range of Instant chat platforms including, Telegram, Discord, IRC and the Matrix Space. Many of the project's channels are bridged between Telegram, Discord, and IRC via Matrix. Further information about IRC can be found below.


Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a great way to connect with openSUSE community members in real time chat and for support. IRC uses popular client software, such as Konversation, Kvirc, X-Chat or instant messenger clients that support the IRC protocol like Pidgin. All are included in openSUSE. Although chatting occurs in a group forum, you can also privately chat with online individuals.

If you are a new to IRC take a look at the IRC for the newbies.

Some important IRC channels you might want to visit:

Or check out our complete list of IRC channels here.

Online forums


Forums are a way to actively interact with a community. You can discuss issues with other community members, ask questions, and share experiences. You can access forums easily via your web browser.

  • The official openSUSE forums contain the combined knowledge and expertise of the community of previously independent forums which have merged into the openSUSE project. The forums now have a number of subforums in other languages.
  • For a list of all other web forums, see Forums list.

Head over and jump right into the discussions. We welcome your participation.



openSUSE offers a number of websites to fit your needs. Here are the most relevant ones:

Jitsi Server


openSUSE has a Jitsi Server that can be used by anyone. This server is used for meetings by many teams including currently by (a.o.)

openSUSE's Jitsi server can be accessed, as can any other Jitsi server via the web by simply going to, or via an app. There are Desktop Apps for various operating systems, including Linux, Windows and Mac, as well as for iOS and Android.



A blog, or a weblog, is a web site where openSUSE community members post related to openSUSE:

  • openSUSE Lizards mainly openSUSE members blogs related to technical aspects of distribution and included software.
  • Planet SUSE main aggregation point of openSUSE developers and contributors blogs. Some technical, some not, in any case interesting reading.

Social networks


There are many openSUSE groups on social networks. You can find these at Social media contacts, but here's a list of openSUSE's presence on the more popular networks:

Contact Info

  • Journalists can reach our press team via email.
  • To report a problem with this site or openSUSE infrastructure, contact Please note, this is not a tech support email address. Use one of the options shown above if you need tech support.
  • To request promotional DVDs or materials, visit our PromoDVD page.
  • To find an openSUSE representative in your area, check out our Ambassador List page.

Other methods


There are plenty of other ways to communicate with openSUSE users or to get support: