Arbor Chat

Open source

Building a sustainable, high-context, user-respecting chat platform.

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Events

Arbor Chat is hosting the following events.

Past event

Arbor Virtual Community Retreat

01:00 PM UTC
A twelve-hour hackathon-style meetup
Past event

Arbor Community Sync

11:00 PM UTC
Meetup for our community to discuss the last two weeks of development and to plan for the next.

Top financial contributors

1
Chris Waldon

$1,334.03 USD since May 2021

2
Elizabeth Abowd

$15 USD since May 2021

Arbor Chat is all of us

Our contributors 11

Thank you for supporting Arbor Chat.

Chris Waldon

Admin

$1,334 USD

Elizabeth Abowd

Core Contributor

$15 USD

Jack Mordaunt

Core Contributor

Andrew Thorp

Core Contributor

Amolith

Core Contributor

Thom Dickson

Core Contributor

Josh Whetton

Core Contributor

Daniel Wilkins

Core Contributor

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Today’s balance

$1,138.73 USD

Total raised

$1,171.31 USD

Total disbursed

$32.58 USD

Estimated annual budget

$1,229.27 USD

About


Arbor is a chat platform that seeks to provide high-quality contextual communication built on a sustainable free and open source development model.

Since the Spring of 2017, we've been experimenting with ways to improve chat collaboration so that communication can be clearer, easier, and more useful. Arbor does this by:

- capturing which message you're replying to with every message,
- visualizing relationships between messages,
- providing granular filtering and history traversal capabilities,
- interrupting users less often with notifications that don't matter,
- and actively fighting information siloing constructs like "channels".

Our reference client, Sprig, runs on every mainstream OS (Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and more), and enables rich contextual communication:

Your sponsorship on OpenCollective will help Arbor to grow by supporting:
- our infrastructure costs for servers, domain names, etc,
- code signing certificates from Microsoft, Apple, and Google so that we can use official application distribution methods,
- small community marketing and appreciation items like stickers to hand out at conferences,
- legal consultation,
- and finally, sustainable part time work on Arbor.

You can find our primary repositories on SourceHut, though we also have mirrored their contents to GitHub for convenience.

Our team

Elizabeth Abowd

Core Contributor

Jack Mordaunt

Core Contributor

Andrew Thorp

Core Contributor

Amolith

Core Contributor

Thom Dickson

Core Contributor

Josh Whetton

Core Contributor

Daniel Wilkins

Core Contributor