c0llude

c0llude is a self-hosted, flat-file collaboration tool for small teams and activists. Your data belongs to you and your team, not government lawyers and spies. So we built c0llude with privacy from the ground up, under the following principles:

Open Source

Anyone can view and examine every line of our source code. You'll find that our software never tracks your activity, never phones home, and simply "does what it says on the box".

Self Hosted

Never trust another third-party platform with your data. Host unlimited instances of c0llude on any web server with PHP support, even your own web server at home.

Flat File

Databases are messy, and make backups annoying, even challenging. So we didn't use one. All user data is stored in flat files, which can be copied and migrated in a flash.

Long-Term Support

We believe in supporting our community by maintaining our software and responding quickly to our users. We'll offer long-term support to anyone who asks for it.

Revolutionary Inbox

Email is 1970's technology, it's unencrypted, and it's easily tracked by government agencies and malicious actors. So we built a flat-file inbox which keeps your messages private.

Quick Install

On a web server running PHP 7+, navigate to the directory where you want to install and run,

curl https://neflabs.com/products/c0llude/c0llude.zip unzip c0llude.zip chmod -R 770 c0llude

Edit c0llude/settings/site_name.txt and c0llude/settings/site_url.txt to finish. Be sure to set a password for the directory where c0llude is installed.

Inbox Plugin

To let members of the public send private messages to your flat-file inbox, browse to /plugin and move index.php and thanks.html to a public area of your site, e.g. mysite.com/contact-us/. Then edit index.php to make sure lines 13 and 14 point to your c0llude installation.

As long as your server uses strong TLS encryption (https://), messages sent this way will never leave your server, will never be exposed to government agencies ... in short, your messages will remain in your hands, for your eyes only.