The Kosmos project is an open co-operative of people, who are developing a free, open-source, and user-centric alternative to centralized group chat platforms, based on widely used protocols and standards.
We also offer a variety of other, hosted communication and collaboration services, mostly focused on users and contributors of free and open-source software.
Please note: this wiki is protected by an anti-spam service, which can be a bit overzealous in blocking registrations and edits. If your signup or edit is blocked, please contact us and we'll get you sorted! See below for various contact options.
Kosmos Chat (ex Codename 67P) is a group communication application, based exclusively on open protocols, standards, and data formats. All of its components can be either self-hosted or connected to hosted services. An alpha version is already in use by developers, and a public beta version is planned for early 2020.
Kredits are a system for tracking project contributions, enabling the fair and transparent use of project funds, as well as improving project management and governance. After a couple of years of experimentation, we finally started issuing kredits in production earlier this year. Check out the public contribution dashboard if you're interested.
We run a variety of public services, for which we will soon accept donations for user accounts.
- XMPP (Instant messaging and group chat)
- Mastodon (Federated social network)
- Gitea (Code hosting and collaboration)
Community / Getting in touch / Getting involved
Weekly conference calls
We hold weekly calls to sync our team (and whoever else is interested) on development progress. Every Friday, 4pm UTC/GMT, in https://zoom.us/j/414901303. Usually 30 to 60 minutes long.
- Kosmos Chat
- Kosmos Kredits
- Kosmos Infra/Ops
This is a list of events with Kosmos activities going on. Please add more, in case you're working on something related somewhere.
- Hacker Beach #8 - location tbd
- DOTS - Dec 5-7, 2019, Nakuru, Kenya
- The Lightning Conference - Oct 19-20, Berlin (lio17, raucao, slvrbckt)
- HCPP - Oct 2019, Prague (lio17, maxsan, raucao, ...)
- Kosmos Hackdays 2019/1 (August 26-31, 2019, Berlin)
- Chaos Communication Camp 2019 (August 21-25, 2019, Mildenberg, Germany)
- Kredits Mini Hack Days (April 3-5, 2019, Sambuca di Sicilia, Italy)
- Kosmos Mini Hack Days (March 5-11, 2019, Chiang Saen, Thailand)
- Hacker Beach #7 - Jan 2019, Coron, Philippines
- HCPP - Oct 2018, Prague (lio17, raucao)
- Kosmos Hackdays 2018/1 — Tuscany (Italy) in April (~11-end)
- Hacker Beach #6 (January 2018, Petite Côte, Sénégal)
- SHA2017 (August 4-8, 2017, Zeewolde, NL)
- Kosmos Hackdays 2017/1 (May 2-5, 2017 | during WWWTF Berlin)