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.
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 2021.
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|
|Discourse||SETUP IN PROGRESS Community forums for all things Kosmos (incl. user support)|
|Kosmos Accounts||Unified accounts for Kosmos services (LDAP, work in progress)|
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 Thursday, 2:30pm UTC/GMT, in https://zoom.us/j/414901303. Usually 30 to 60 minutes long.
- Kosmos Chat
- Kosmos Infra/Ops
- Kosmos Kredits
This is a list of events with Kosmos activities going on. Please add more, in case you're working on something related somewhere.
- Kosmos Summit 2020 - October 10-11, 2020 Sambuca di Sicilia, Italy (+ remote participation)
XMPP Sprint - March 26-29, Berlin, GermanyCancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions
- Hacker Beach #8 - January 2020, Santa Marta, Colombia
- 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)