Alternatives to Kiwi IRC for Self-hosting with any license

  • Quassel IRC

    Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework. Distributed means that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • Shout

    What is it? Shout is a web IRC client that you host on your own server. What features does it have? * Multiple user support * Stays connected even when you close...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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    • Discontinued Shout's development has stopped early 2016 and replaced by its official community fork: http://alternativeto.net/software/the-lounge/ . See https://github.com/erming/shout
  • ZeroChat

    An IRC-like internet chatroom hosted on ZeroNet, a distributed network. 0rc is a fully distributed website, and messages are shared through peers using the ZeroNet...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted ... Python JavaScript ZeroNet

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  • Qwebirc

    qwebirc is a web based AJAX IRC client.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD Self-Hosted

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  • Maid-IRC

    A modern web IRC client. Built on Node.js.

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted Node.JS

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  • Glowing Bear

    Glowing Bear is a sleek, modern web frontend that securely connects to a running instance of WeeChat using its built-in relay protocol. It relies on WeeChat to do all...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Android ... Android Tablet Self-Hosted Chrome WeeChat Firefox OS Google Play Store Firefox

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  • jakeIRC

    jakeIRC is a web-based Meteor IRC client that allows users to connect to their favorite IRC channels. To run jakeIRC locally, you need to have meteor as well as npm...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted Meteor npm

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  • Convos

    Convos is the simplest way to use IRC. It is always online, and accessible to your web browser, both on desktop and mobile.

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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  • jsIRC

    jsIRC is written using Socket.IO, node.js, jQuery Title Alert and Sencha ExtJS, relying on string.js, Lo-Dash and PhantomJS. Implemented Features: * Webcam Chat *...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted Socket.io Node.JS jQuery

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer accessible and the GitHub repo hasn't been updated since May 17th, 2015.
  • CGI:IRC

    CGI:IRC is a Perl/CGI program that lets you access IRC from a web browser, it is designed to be flexible and has many uses such as an IRC gateway for an IRC network, a...

    Free Open Source Linux Web BSD Self-Hosted Perl

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  • WebIRC

    WebIRC runs as a server and is always connected to your favorite IRC networks. Seamlessly open the same session from home, work, and your mobile devices to continue...

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • Gnotty

    Gnotty ties the knot between the web and IRC. It is designed to assist open source projects that host an IRC channel for collaboration on their project. Gnotty is BSD...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted Python

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  • Subway

    Subway is a web-based IRC client with a multi-user backend and a JavaScript-heavy UI. Frontend/backend communication is done with websockets (or best available fallback...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted

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    • Discontinued Subway is in hiatus, i.e. it's not currently functional and not under active development, but the plan is to finish this project some point in the future. Meanwhile currently the maintainer strongly suggests taking a look at https://alternativeto.net/software/shout/ .

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