Meet the Linux Cafe Bots
Cafétera looks like a single bot from a first glance, but in reality, it's actually multiple bots.
The reason why we use multiple bots instead of a single bot is because one bot cannot be the best at everything. The saying goes: “Jack of all trades, master of none.”
So, here are the bots bringing work to you in the background.
This bot provides most of the Linux Cafe-specific functionality. They'll run bash commands, search distro packages, manage profiles and screenshots, and some other things. You can find their source at linux-cafe/unnamed-bot on GitHub.
Red, they're a pretty cool bot. They have a very extensible system, but the only extension they have active is one to provide swingin' tunes in the nightclub. Their source is at Cog-Creators/Red-DiscordBot on GitHub.
Discord.RSS is a busybee. They don't look up from their job of sifting through hundreds of RSS posts a day (mostly Arch Linux package updates). They keep on posting. You'll find their source here at synzen/Discord.RSS on GitHub.
YAGPDB loves helping the moderation team. It's all they really do. They'll keep the modlog working to keep that transparency at 100%. They also offer rolemenus, but that's super trivial for them compared to their job of moderation. Their source is at jonas747/yagpdb on GitHub.
Maiden Voyage spends most of her time carrying messages between different services. She allows people to communicate on a fully free platform with a community backed by fully free bots. She's an instance of 42wim/matterbridge on GitHub.
Why These Bots?
These bots are 100% open source. And 100% means 100%. They also did whatever job they were supposed to the best.
Why Not These Bots?
- Valkyrja. I personally think YAGPDB has nicer configuration for a lot of things Valkyrja does. Mostly open source, but Valkyrja.secure is kept in a private repository, and it contains bot functions such as antispam. Not 100% open source. Additionally, the licenses can be somewhat conflicting. The website identifies itself as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, while the README for the website identifies the website as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, while the LICENSE file says the website is MIT. Pick a license, yo.
- Mee6. Modern version is not open source, and barebones in useful features. Also the levels thing is annoying and a huge mistake. It serves no useful function to chat other than to get people to post messages to post messages rather than to actually chat.
- Blargbot. BBTAG is what would happen if someone learned Lisp in a day, got lobotomized, and tried to recreate Lisp from scratch. Code is often unreadable and it cannot do many things.