So you like chess, free software, and being useful? Great! We need your help making lichess better. Even if you can't code, don't worry, there are plenty of ways to contribute to the lichess project.
Lichess currently supports 90 different languages but there's plenty more to do. 93 more languages need to be started and many languages are near completion. If you speak a language that currently isn't (fully) supported by lichess, we'd love for you to help us out. Head over to the translation center to get started.
This is a CPU intensive operation, and requires many servers in order to provide fast and accurate analysis.
If you have a server with spare CPU power, you can help.
Lichess AI needs a lot of CPU power, some RAM, almost zero disk IO, and very little bandwidth.
Here's a typical server:
You will need to install fishnet, our open-source AI client. Also you need to get a private API key from us.
For more details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or join #lichess IRC channel on freenode and ping ornicar.
Lichess is constantly under development, new features and designs are implemented on a weekly (if not more frequent) basis, but we don't always get it right; that's where you can help us out. If you see something that could be improved, or done differently there's a few ways you can see your change implemented:
We're also looking for skilled or enthusiast graphical designers to help with upcoming projects. Enquire on the freenode IRC channel #lichess to find out more.
So you can code, eh? That's great! Join us on discord, or on the #lichess IRC channel on freenode and we'll find an interesting challenge for your skills.
Being totally free, lichess has no money for advertising itself. Therefore we rely on the community effort to spread the word and get more players to discover the site.
Do you have a blog? Write an article about lichess!
Do you use twitter, facebook or other social medias? Let your followers know about your favorite chess site!
Do you know chess players? Do you play in real-world chess tournaments or chess federations? Spread the word! We need more people like you.
Some players are making streams of their games on lichess:
Wanna help paying for the lichess.org servers? Check the donation page. Your help will make a big difference.