The horrific dev logo, a pixelated burning computer.
The computers must burn. is a collective organization of individual developers and enthusiasts with a focus on independent services, software, and technology. We advocate for open code, ethical computing, and tools that you control.

Movements that we generally support include:

For a more detailed explanation of our values, see our about page.

Current Goals

We are working on getting a hosting service running, as well as writing some scripts and automation to manage it. Once this is complete, we will be able to offer small-scale hosting services and potentially expand our website a little.

The organization needs some general maintenance. We now have a page on Open Collective to manage and track expenses. We need to connect social media accounts to a central “mailing list” (which is waiting on the server before it can be set up). We also need to put some work into more clearly defining our values as a group.

Depending on our members having free time, we will have semi-regular meetings where we drink tea and discuss software projects and current events.

Get Involved

Most of our communications are through a Discord server at the moment, though there are plans to potentially change this in the future. If you’re interested in inexpensive, customizable hosting and other web services, sign up for our private beta.