Out of curriosity, can you officialy "work" for lichess. Not like a mod but like you wake up in the

Not like a mod but like you wake up in the morning and get ready to work /develop?, lichess? Thx. Wash your hands

Sorry my question was, Out of curriosity, can you officialy "work" for lichess. is a free/libre, open-source chess server powered by volunteers and donations.

In 2010, Thibault Duplessis began work on Lichess as a hobby project. The site was simple at the beginning, not even checking to see if moves were legal. He made the site open source, which means anyone is free to read the source code and make contributions. Gradually, the site improved and collected users as an enthusiastic volunteer staff assembled to help Thibault build and maintain the site.

Most “free” websites subsist by selling ads or selling user data. Others do it by putting all the good stuff behind paywalls. Lichess does none of these things and never will. With no investors demanding profits, Lichess staff can focus on improving the site as their only goal.

Also, see here:

I think there is currently a unique 'staff' member, which is Thibault, but lots of contributors you can see in the thanks page.

@onlyplaytired The description of "an enthusiastic volunteer staff" that "help Thibault build and maintain the site" suggests otherwise.

I work for lichess. I'm a brand ambassador. When I sign into lichess people are like oh snap! and follow me and boom wheres my check.

Yeah I think anyone can wake up in the morning and get ready to develop lichess. In practice there's this one guy who does it more often than others though.

@Nel_S Well, I put it in apostrophes, which I guess doesn't mean anything necessarily. What I mean is this:

all the people employed by a particular organization.

(of a person) having a paid job.

a person who works for an organization without being paid.


If these definitions align with your own definitions, then by definition those enthusiastic volunteer workers aren't staff, but this is just a matter of semantics. (Of course we can only communicate here if we are understanding the words and sentences the same way, and I'm sure we will be in agreement after fixing meanings for each word).

You can't post in the forums yet. Play some games!