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Revision as of 21:11, 6 January 2011


Hurried ? Begin the right way : read this page,
Users, Groups, Moderation and Licenses at least.


Welcome to the FAQ Tuxfamily.org. Sit five minutes, take a glass and take a look at the proposed sections.
Note: This is a wiki, meaning that you can edit the pages as you like. Feel free to add your stone to the building (you must log in to do)!


The English FAQ is still not as complete as the French one. Sometimes you may land on a French web page. Please use Google translations ;) BTW we are looking for contributors that would translate the FAQ to English (or Spanish or ... you name it)

The Reception

So, if you are here because a guy that knows your brother who has a friend who knows someone hosted on TuxFamily, you are at the right place :)

TuxFamily is a non-profit organization which provides free services for projects dealing with the free software philosophy (free as in free speech, not as in free beer). All projects licenced with any libre licence are accepted, for example GPL, BSD, CC-BY-SA, Art Libre, ... Right now, about 4000 users and 800 projects are using TuxFamily.org free hosting services. So don't wait, subscribe to Tuxfamily !

What the hell is Tuxfamily.org ?? Well, we are not really sure but we are working on it. :P You may find a nice presentation here

You may find the 10 Frequently Asked Questions here

The Users' Room

You may find the latest news about Tuxfamily here and if you need more information, have a look to our wonderful website

Since you are a happy TuxFamily user, you have been granted an access to our Forum it is all your's ! enjoy ;)

New TuxFamily members

You are a brand new TuxFamily member, you have just received your password by email but you don't know what to do with it and want some help? First, we hope that you understood our policy before subscribing. Is everything okay? Does your project fit the requirements? Do you still want to trust our silly team for hosting your project ? Well... why not... let's get started ;)

To host your project in our nice family, you will have to learn how to deal with the panel. It is a nice web interface mainly designed by TuxFamily's admins which allows you to manage all your hosting services.

Each hosting service is seen on the panel as an object parented to a project (group).

Basically, you first need to create an user account, than ask for a Project (group) and finally ask for services.

Here are the objects/services you can ask for :

You can also read the following sections :

  • All you always wanted to know about moderation (if your project has been refused, here is the reason...)
  • Tell the world how much you enjoy being hosted by Tuxfamily (and how handsome the admins are): How to promote TuxFamily
  • Read about the licenses you should use for your projects

In any case, feel free to join our irc channel (#tuxfamily @ irc.tuxfamily.org) or to leave a message on our forum.

Tuxfamily's projects

We are trying to promote some nice projects that we really enjoy hosting. We also have some nice contributions of free artists

TuxFamily also runs a nice online gaming platform with many free games

Here's a list of many services you can find at TuxFamily.org

Dating the administrator crew

  • Learn everything about the admin's personal life (RTA) and try to understand our interventions
  • Add some stuff on the todo list (isn't it great? filling up someone's todo list with hard work mouahahahah)

How to help TuxFamily

The TuxFamily Community