Communication within the OpenWrt Project

One of OpenWrt's goals is that all project-related communication should be done on public channels that are archived and easily browsable. However, specific problems and tasks may be resolved using direct means of communication. Please look through these choices to find an appropriate means to reach us.

The OpenWrt Forum, formerly LEDE forum, provides a place for direct member-to-member communication in categories.

Forum members can create/join topics via the web and optionally follow through email.

Important changes about OpenWrt, such as new releases or important security fixes, can be received on different channels:

Communication happens on several public mailing lists:

  1. OpenWrt-Devel archives and info - Mailing list for submitting patches and general development related work.
  2. OpenWrt-Admin archives and info - Mailing list for project administration.
  3. OpenWrt-Announce archives and info - Mailing list for new releases and security announcements
  4. OpenWrt-Bugs Archives and info - This list receives bug tracking notifications from Flyspray.
  5. LEDE-Commit Archives and info - This list tracks the commits to our openwrt/openwrt.git and web.git repositories.

During the LEDE period, some of the lists were named lede-* instead of openwrt-* (e.g. lede-bugs). There might still be archives of those lists.

The project provides 3 IRC channels on OFTC:

  1. #openwrt - a public channel for everyone to join and participate.
  2. #openwrt-devel - a public channel for developers to join and participate.
  3. #openwrt-adm - a public channel for project organisation.

Refer to OpenWrt IRC Contact for further details.

Please see Submit bug reports.

Please direct general inquiries (NOT support) to to open a confidential discussion with the project developers.

This contact address is primarily intended to find a suitable mode of cooperation and to inquire about project matters without having to disclose your corporate identity upfront. There will be no special treatment beyond this first contact. Please see the OpenWrt/LEDE Project Rules for further information.

Actual development should happen in public and corporations are strongly encouraged to send their contributions through the public mailing lists or in the form of Github pull requests.

These may not by monitored by the team, so please choose some other official support mechanism listed on this page if you don't get a timely response.

Follow: Getting support

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