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TIL about lichess.org/ , one of the world's most popular chess servers, run entirely on free software by a nonprofit, ad-free, supported by donations with a budget of ~$420K/year according to lichess.org/costs

They've been around since 2010.

As awesome as this is to see, imagine how many free/open nonprofit alternatives to Big Tech platforms would exist if, down to the municipal level, we decided to support them with funding & infrastructure.

@eloquence I don't know if you are aware of this server https://castling.club/ that allows you to play a game with human opponents on the #fediverse

@eloquence Also a good illustration of what can be done if a community can freely mix and copy culture, without begging a monopolist for permission.

The lichess project could not do what they do anywhere near as well if some squatter had monopoly control of Chess© and exclusive say over who can do anything with it.

@eloquence
check radioparadise.com

for me best radio

I am not sure how long they are doing it but they have no ads in brodcast and fully listener supported

@janci

Oh yes, I know them! But haven't listened in a while - thanks for the reminder :-)

@eloquence 👍👍👍 lichess is nothing short of incredible - and incredibly addictive. My game is improving like never before. There's little chatting (the bane of online chess as far as I'm concerned), no ads as you say and you can just play one game after another with one of ~40000-110000 other players round the clock.

Have already donated.

@hyde @eloquence it was surprisingly easy to donate via credit card.

@eloquence I'm happily and proudly on #lichess, and last month I #donated to them. I've also been #contributing to their translations. (:

@eloquence

Do you know that immers.space
has chess games too ?
It is ActivityPub but in 3d.
Some call it meta.

@eloquence oh, my school one time did a competition on it O__O

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