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It’s FOSS is an award-winning web portal that focuses on Open Source in general and Linux in particular.

It’s FOSS was founded in mid-2012 as a hobby project to help desktop Linux users and spread awareness about Linux and open source. As the popularity of It’s FOSS grew worldwide, it was incorporated as an independent company CHMOD777 Media Tech in mid-2018. The term chmod 777 is inspired from the Linux command chmod with parameter 777 which signifies access (to knowledge) for everyone.

In multiple surveys, the majority of our readers indicated that they want more news covered on It’s FOSS. For this reason, we created this new portal in December 2020. It is dedicated to covering any news that should matter to Linux users, especially desktop Linux users.

We also welcome opinion pieces from outside contributors.

You can contact us by sending an email to news @


All of us work remotely. Our registered address is based in the historical Buddhist place Sarnath in the spiritual city of Varanasi in India.

CHMOD777 Media Tech (OPC) Pvt Ltd
SA 14/96-55, Sarangnath Colony, Sarnath
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh