BLUG is not only a Linux User Group, but also a GNU User Group. So we should use and promote Free Software and free contact solution exclusively.

XMPP (Jabber)

Thus, we use and promote XMPP (aka “Jabber”) for our daily use. You could choose a public XMPP service provider from this list. Our server also provide XMPP service publicly, you could register via your XMPP (Jabber) clients, give the server name

Then you could come to our offline event and find friends who using XMPP as their daily use replacing proprietary instants messaging software.

Here is a printable Chinese version Quick Start (快速上手指南) for XMPP. For advanced user, you can find more at this wiki page.


Also, you can join our group chat via IRC. You can use a IRC client or webIRC below.

Port: 6697 with SSL enable, or 7000
Channel: #beijinglug
Nickname: any as you like

We welcome everyone join in, and if you use a XMPP/Jabber client, you could add friend and follow instruction inside, it will sync IRC chat to your XMPP client.

If you use Matrix network, you could join room


If you just want to chat with us temperately, you could use Web IRC below directly and no login/password required.