The Replicant community has several places where people interact together.

Mailing list

Most Replicant developers are on the mailing list, as it is also used to review patches. Many non-developers that are contributors or that don't contribute to Replicant are also on the mailing list.

It's being used for many things:
  • Ask questions about Replicant, discuss about issues, etc.
  • Discuss about Replicant in general.
  • Discuss about Replicant contributions and development
  • Review patches

The volume is moderate but there are sometimes spikes due to the to a huge patch set being sent.

To register you can use the Mailman interface . That interface also has a non-searchable archive of the list.

Alternatively, there is also a searchable archive of this list.


The Replicant forums are used for similar things than the mailing list, however:
  • Patches are not reviewed on the forums
  • Less developers tend to be active on the forums


Most developers, contributors and many people interested in Replicant are present on the Replicant IRC Channel(s).

People from other communities are also there as we collaborate on various things, like adding support for devices in Upstream Linux.

In practice Replicant has two IRC channels, but they look like one as they are bridged together: You can join any of them and your messages will be forwarded to the other one:

This is because an IRC channel was created on Freenode first, but Freenode doesn't allow true anonymous users (if you use Tor, you have to register from a non-Tor IP address first).


We have a matrix channel which is bridged to our two IRC channels. It is accessible at

Private contact address

We also have a private contact address for the project, for inquiries that are private / confidential.

Very few people receive that list, and the ones that do tend to be very busy. So if your question can be answered on the mailing list, please use the mailing list. Unless you are writing about an explicitly private matter, we will likely advise you to write to the mailing list as we want to respond publicly when answering inquires as often as possible. We also won't forward your mail to the mailing list ourselves as otherwise we could mistakenly publish information that you wanted to keep private. See the PrivateContact page for use case and on how to use such contact address.

If you didn't manage to register to the mailing list, or if it doesn't work for you for some reasons, it's still possible to send a mail to the mailing list address without being registered. In that case we will be notified about it and we will be able to make it go through by manually going to the mailing list interface.

Updated by Kurtis Hanna 3 months ago ยท 10 revisions