Nextcloud Hub 6: The Future of Email Communication and Collaboration
Tags: Nextcloud, Roundcube, email communication, collaboration, privacy, security
Nextcloud, the leading open-source content collaboration platform, has recently announced its acquisition of Roundcube, a popular webmail client trusted by highly regulated industries and security-conscious users. This partnership marks a significant milestone in the journey towards global IT decentralization and offers a viable alternative to the email communication tools provided by technology giants.
Roundcube is a multilingual IMAP client known for its application-like user interface and extensive features such as MIME support, address book, folders, message search, and spell checking. It prioritizes security and privacy, offering protection against XSS attacks, brute force attempts, and even support for PGP encryption.
As a self-hosted solution, Roundcube ensures a standard of privacy and security in mail communication that is increasingly rare in today’s workplace. It is widely adopted by notable universities like Harvard and Cambridge, government administrations such as India and the European Commission, and is the default mail system for popular NAS devices like Synology.
The partnership between Nextcloud and Roundcube represents a shared vision of decentralized collaboration and the importance of free software as an independent alternative to big cloud services. Both projects prioritize user empowerment, enabling users to have increased autonomy and control over their digital experiences.
Nextcloud’s commitment to privacy, security, and user empowerment is further emphasized by its involvement in the Coalition for a Level Playing Field, an anti-trust campaign that aims to challenge the anti-competitive behavior of Big Tech. This collaboration with Roundcube strengthens Nextcloud’s position as a champion for a fair and open digital Europe.
The plan for the upcoming year involves adapting and advancing Roundcube to create a comprehensive offering that caters to a wide range of users. This includes continuous investment in development and community support to ensure the project’s growth and health.
It is important to note that Nextcloud Mail and Roundcube will remain independent offerings, with each product catering to different use scenarios. Nextcloud Mail will continue to be integrated naturally within the Nextcloud platform, while Roundcube will serve as a standalone secure mail client.
The acquisition of Roundcube by Nextcloud has been met with enthusiasm by the Roundcube community, with users and contributors invited to join the conversation and contribute to the project’s development. The Nextcloud forum now includes a dedicated Roundcube section where users can raise issues, start discussions, and engage with the Nextcloud community.
This partnership between Nextcloud and Roundcube not only showcases the collective strength of the open-source community but also reinforces the importance of privacy, security, and user empowerment in the digital landscape. By providing a decentralized collaboration ecosystem, Nextcloud and Roundcube offer individuals, businesses, and governments an alternative to the monopolistic control of technology giants.
With the continuous development and support from both projects, Nextcloud Hub 6 is set to revolutionize email communication and collaboration, empowering users with greater control over their data and digital experiences.
– Nextcloud Hub 6: https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-hub-6-is-here/
– Roundcube: https://roundcube.net/
– Coalition for a Level Playing Field: https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-co-founder-frank-karlitschek-awarded-honorary-sfs-award/
– Nextcloud Podcast with Max Schrems: https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-podcast-episode-1-max-schrems/
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Open source email pioneer Roundcube joins the Nextcloud family