The Things you Should Know
We are the people who make Kolab, a highly scalable and secure collaboration platform that provides shared email, calendaring, notes, tasks, file cloud, tagging and much more. We ensure that you can use Kolab from the operating system and device of your choice, and that your privacy and security is in good hands as you do so. We could write pages covering all the features of Kolab, and we have: you can learn more about what Kolab has to offer here.
Kolab is used by Fortune 50 companies and small start-ups alike, by Germany's BSI, large municipal governments, ISPs and ASPs, school systems ... and people just like you who host their own private instance of Kolab for themselves, friends and family.
Kolab does all of this with 100% Free and open source software. It is developed in the open by a global community, with Apheleia IT serving as the project's steward. Visit the resources section of this page to find out how you can be a part of this!
You can start using Kolab in a matter of moments by visiting Kolab Now which offers several hosting plans.
We develop Kolab with a purpose that is reflected in every line of code, every release and every process: to deliver freedom through collaboration.
Kolab is 100% Free software and uses Open Standards for storage and communication protocols. It is developed in the open and anyone with the skills and motivation can participate in the creation of Kolab. We also work openly with upstream development communities to ensure the best experience for everyone.
Kolab respects your privacy. No backdoors, no compromises on encryption, no phoning home. Apheleia IT itself and Kolab Now are based in Switzerland, where privacy is king.
Kolab is designed for security: service isolation, using safe languages, security audits of the code base, and the necessary uncommon-sense and elbow-grease to get us there.
Kolab's service oriented architecture and efficiency at the component-level allows Kolab to be run on a Raspberry Pi with enough juice for a family, while also supporting geographically spread clusters using modern hypervisor and containerizaton technology to serve millions of users from a single instance. This is pretty much the definition of "unparalleled scalability".
Kolab's community of users, deployers, designers and developers work together daily to continuously improve the various server and client components that make up Kolab.
Getting involved is easy and rewarding: install Kolab, start asking questions in the Hub forums or on the mailing lists, and find your niche. And there are a lot of niches to be occupied! Within Kolab there are web applications, desktop and mobile apps, UX to be designed, graphics to be refined, documentation to be written, text to be translated, conferences to attend and promo materials to be built and spread. No matter what your skill set is, if you have the passion for collaboration, you can join us in making Kolab better!
The resource tiles above are your stepping stones into the Kolab community. See you there!