Kopano – groupware application suite originally based on Zarafa

Kopano is a powerful groupware application suite with an open source edition.

It provides a complete MAPI-based groupware stack with strong interfacing capabilities, together with a diverse range of features including messaging, video meetings, file sharing, email, and calendaring.

Additional functionality is provided by DeskApp, a bridge between WebApp and the desktop.

Kopano is available as a freely downloadable community edition. The community edition gives the users access to the main branch builds which includes the latest code as overnight builds. The Kopano community edition includes all the advanced and premium features such as WebMeetings (Video Conferencing), Kopano Files (cloud storage access) and the S/MIME plugin (which allows sending or receiving encrypted email).

Features include:

  • Email.
  • Calendaring.
  • Mattermost chat.
  • webRTC video meetings.
  • Document collaboration with LibreOffice Online.
  • Integration with file storage services.
  • Modular, scalable and designed to be easily integrated with existing environments.
  • Integration options for LDAP-based user directories (including Active Directory, openLDAP, eDirectory) and the ability to work with the infrastructural components of your choice – such as Mail Transfer Agents or web servers.
  • Outlook integration by using Z-Push and adding Kopano OL Extension for extra functionality.
  • Connectivity with CalDAV and iCal enabled clients.
  • Syncing with mobile platforms like: BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and iOS based devices.
  • Stores its data in a MySQL-compatible database. Attachments can be saved on the filesystem, Amazon S3, or the database may be used to place chunked blobs
  • Kopano WebApp (and DeskApp which is the equivalent stand-alone application) are full-featured applications which include support for mail, calendars, group calendars, public folders, and more.

Support: Documentation, Forum
Developer: Kopano BV
License: GNU Affero General Public License

Kopano Architecture
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Kopano is also available as a paid-for product.

Kopano Groupware Core and Kopano DeskApp are written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Kopano WebApp is written in PHP. Learn PHP with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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