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 👍👍👍 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.

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