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The illumos community is small but active. We welcome everybody who would like to use the software and participate in the community -- whether you've decades of experience in systems software, or you're just getting started; whether you work for a company that uses illumos, or you just find it personally interesting.

We try to be helpful and inclusive! It's not uncommon to see folks on both IRC and the mailing lists discussing a range of issues, both simple and complex. Whether you're just getting started, or you're debugging a difficult problem, you should be able to find the help you need.

The Golden Rule

Please be respectful and civil in your communications. Community participation is covered by a code of conduct, which all community members should read and follow. Harassment and other poor behavior will not be tolerated, and preventative action will be taken by moderators. If you would like to report an incident, please contact the moderation team as laid out in the code of conduct.

Mailing Lists

Please refer to this page for both illumos project and related community mailing list information.

IRC Channels

Project Network Channel
illumos Libera Chat #illumos
SmartOS Libera Chat #smartos
OmniOS Libera Chat #omnios
OpenIndiana Libera Chat #openindiana
OpenZFS Libera Chat #openzfs