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Zulip 8.0: Threaded open-source team chat

We’re excited to announce the release of Zulip Server 8.0, containing hundreds of new features and bug fixes! Zulip is an open-source team chat application designed to help people collaborate to solve any challenge. With conversations organized by topic, Zulip is ideal for both live and asynchronous communication. Fortune 500 companies, leading open-source projects, and thousands of other organizations use Zulip every day.

Synapse now lives at

Hi all, As we announced in November, Element is switching to use the Affero General Public License (AGPLv3) for its future contributions to Synapse and related backend Matrix projects. The repositories will live at (newly renamed from our old outdated name of; we’re switching them over starting today, commencing with Synapse.

A new home and license (AGPL) for Synapse and friends

We believe in open source because it encourages innovation, ensures transparency and puts end-users in control. It’s why we created Matrix as an open source project, and ensured a well-defined open governance model around it through the Foundation, to ensure the protocol will always be guided by its original manifesto.

TypeScript Drama and Open Source Opinions

Recently 37signals co-founders David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried found themselves at the center of an unexpected internet storm. It all began when David made a significant announcement: Turbo 8 would no longer be using TypeScript. What followed was a whirlwind of controversy and social media fireworks. In today's discussion, Kimberly Rhodes sits down with Jason and David to unpack the impact of social media on these types of discussions and the broader implications of these online controversies on open source contributions.

10 best open source live chat solutions to engage your customers

Yes, you know all about live chat and its advantages. But what makes open source live chat so different and how can it help you serve your customers better? Today, live chat has become a staple in customer service. Customers can send their inquiries via a simple chat widget on a website and can get a swift response from the team. However, as every business is unique, it may require a custom live chat for their needs.

5 reasons technical teams choose open source alternatives to Discord for effective, secure collaboration

Discord has become a popular platform for digital communities to meet, collaborate, and hang out. It’s easy to use, versatile, and offers a wide range of features that can enhance team communication and productivity. But is it a good collaboration tool for technical collaboration? Not always; there are some scenarios where Discord may not be the best choice for business collaboration needs.

6 benefits of open source software for enterprise businesses [+10 best tools]

The days of the old-school proprietary software are gone! Open-source is the new kid in town. And it's taking the business world by storm — including enterprise businesses. Businesses of all sizes are increasingly adopting open-source enterprise software as the digital landscape continues to evolve. Traditionally, we've seen open-source projects being adopted by smaller companies with limited budget or niche software needs.

6 best open-source Twilio alternatives

Twilio is one of the big names in the space of omnichannel communication. However, it’s not the only one! As technology advances, more businesses seek communication solutions offering better flexibility and security. While Twilio remains a giant in this bustling metropolis, there is now a multitude of open-source alternatives that offer unique features and benefits. These alternatives may provide additional capabilities and advantages, depending on the situation.

25 most popular open source software in education

We are seeing more open source software being applied in the education industry. This is no surprise since its specific advantages make it extremely attractive for educational institutions such as schools and universities. The widespread imperative is that more investments need to be made to facilitate digital education. After the pandemic, this became apparent more than ever. This article brings you the list of the most popular open source software in education.