hey, what are some good open source alternatives to discord?
(please boost if you can)
@lizardsquid matrix (i think), xmpp, irc
@lizardsquid Your choices are Mumble, Mumble, or if you're feeling adventurous, Mumble.
But really, Mumble has all the features you'll need, and plugins for the really esoteric stuff you don't, so just go with Mumble. Both the client and server are very extendable, and there are several options for extendable clients and servers that offer different options and features as their base setup. You really can't find anything with as many options for you as Mumble. Did I mention it's extendable?
@lizardsquid What are your needs, specifically? Discord has 4-5 major types of functions as well as network effects.
@lizardsquid @akien Definitely check out Matrix. Go to riot.im/app (maybe also download the desktop and mobile apps), sign up for an account on some homeserver (homeservers in Matrix are like instances in Mastodon, you can see an unofficial list at hello-matrix.net), and just try it out!
Look in the room directory for rooms to join, or create your own rooms and communities.
@lizardsquid Maybe zulip, though that is more of a slack alternative...
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@lizardsquid IRC is the gold standard for text, Mumble for simple voice (and IIRC it can do text chat too, so it's the most direct analogue to Discord) I guess?
There's also Asterisk, but PBX software, setting up conference bridges, and using SIP clients is likely massive overkill for anything that would use Discord, unless you really want to play with Asterisk for some reason. (One IRC channel I was in actually did that, though, for voice. I got an ATA and a rotary dial phone just for that.)