Friend OS is the result of collaborative efforts by a team of open source developers, who actively contribute to its development on the widely-used platform, Github. The system is made accessible to the public through three licenses: MIT (Server), LGPL3 (Modules), and AGPL3 (HTML5 client). These licenses strike a careful balance, promoting a high level of openness for the technology while also placing certain restrictions on the commercial exploitation of its source code.
The main repository for Friend OS is located here:
The current version of Friend OS is coined Hydrogen. Each major version of the system follows the periodic chart of elements. Next major version is Helium. Then Lithium and so on. Hydrogen 4 (version 1.2.8) is the current release. But for developers, we would advice to check out the Helium branch (version 1.3.0). This branch can be found here:
By embracing open source, Friend OS joins the line of projects that share technology with developers, and makes technology accessible to everyone.
Friend developers meet can collaborate using Github's discussions and issues forums. Check them out here:
For any kind of real-time discussions, please visit our discord server here:
Friend OS has social media presense. Check out these links: