CryptPad

Open source
Fiscal Host: XWiki SAS

#ZeroKnowledge; Encrypted Realtime Collaboration; built by XWiki Labs; Working to bring new tools to protect your Privacy ✊❤

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+ 75

68 individuals and 10 organizations have contributed

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Helper

Just the cost of a cup of coffee each month, help keep the project maintained and releasing.

€5 EUR / month

+ 7

9 individuals and 1 organization have contributed

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Member

Become a member for 10.00€/month, help the project achieve it's goals.

€10 EUR / month

3 individuals have contributed

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Supporter

Support the project for 20.00€/month, allow us to move forward and make new features.

€20 EUR / month

1 individual has contributed

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Patron

Show your gratitude for 50.00€/month, take CryptPad open source project to the next level.

€50 EUR / month

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Instance Donator

Donator for a group a users or a company using a CryptPad standalone instance

€100 EUR / month

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Elite Patron

Become a partner in CryptPad development for 100.00€/month, help us define the roadmap and evolve... Read more

€100 EUR / month

1 organization has contributed

Top financial contributors

Organizations

1

NLNet

50k EUR since Jun 2019

2

BPI France

27k EUR since Jun 2019

3

CryptPad.fr Subsc...

4k EUR since Jul 2019

4

XWiki SAS

2k EUR since Jul 2018

5

Chaos Computer Cl...

800 EUR since Jul 2019

6

Astar

500 EUR since May 2019

7

Anonymous Sponsor

400 EUR since Jul 2019

8

DSNCON GmbH

300 EUR since Sep 2019

9

Unmuni

50 EUR since Dec 2018

10

blockades.org

20 EUR since Jul 2019

Individuals

1

jennifer Bachmann

400 EUR since Apr 2019

2

Daniele Gagliardi

170 EUR since Jul 2018

3

Julien Gomes Dias

150 EUR since Dec 2018

4

Michael Goelzer

100 EUR since Jul 2018

5

Matthieu Herrb

100 EUR since Aug 2018

6

Squeeek

75 EUR since Sep 2018

7

KimoNine

63 EUR since Jul 2018

8

Calle Kabo

60 EUR since Nov 2018

9

Ondřej Surý

60 EUR since Jun 2019

10

Fig Amarole

60 EUR since Sep 2019

What's new with CryptPad

Stay up to dates with our latest activities and progress.

2019 Funding Update & News

Published on October 1, 2019 by Ludovic Dubost

50kEuros NLNet Funding and Financial and Roadmap Information

Hi CryptPad backers,
Published on June 26, 2019 by Ludovic Dubost

Launching the CryptPad Collective

We are happy to launch the CryptPad collective. You can learn more about why we have launched this collective on our blog:
Published on July 6, 2018 by Ludovic Dubost

Budget

See how money openly circulates through CryptPad. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Monthly donation to CryptPad (Member)

Julien Gomes Dias | 11/7/2019 | View Details 
+€5.00EUR

Monthly donation to CryptPad (Helper)

Julian Stecklina | 11/1/2019 | View Details 
+€5.00EUR

Monthly donation to CryptPad (Supporter)

Fig Amarole | 11/1/2019 | View Details 
+€20.00EUR

Today’s balance

€4,214.21 EUR

Estimated annual budget

~ €86,345.56 EUR

CryptPad is all of us

Our contributors 82

Everyone who has supported CryptPad. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Ludovic Dubost
Collective Admin
Aaron MacSween
Collective Admin
Yann Flory
Collective Admin
NLNet
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€50,000 EUR

BPI France
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€27,000 EUR

CryptPad.fr S...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€4,120 EUR

XWiki SAS
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€1,598 EUR

Chaos Compute...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€800 EUR

Astar
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€500 EUR

Merci pour ce taf, le niveau de qualité me laisse sur le cul

jennifer Bach...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€400 EUR

Anonymous Spo...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€400 EUR

DSNCON GmbH
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€300 EUR

About

CryptPad is an encrypted drive & collaborative editor, the server (and server operator) cannot read the documents that you're working on.

What is CryptPad and how was it created

The CryptPad project has been created as part of a Research Grant of XWiki SAS from BPI France, where XWiki SAS was working on realtime editing for the XWiki software. The ChainPad technology developed by the CryptPad creator and ex-XWiki employee Caleb James De Lisle, allowed the realtime algorithms to encrypt the data and make the actual data unknown from the server. This allowed for the creation of CryptPad which demonstrated that encrypted realtime collaboration was possible without the server knowing what you are typing.

Who we are

The "CryptPad Squad" is a team of 2 full-time developers and 1 intern employed by XWiki SAS, lead by Aaron Mc-Sween, helped by the other departments of XWiki SAS including its CEO Ludovic Dubost.

XWiki SAS is an independent company based in France & Romania, building Open Source Collaboration & Knowledge management software for 15 years.

The goal of XWiki SAS is to bring the CryptPad software and service to sustainability in order to be able to continue and accelerate its development. XWiki SAS is committed to Open-Source software.

Our Goal

We believe that the current business model of the Web is broken towards the "surveillance capitalism" and that the evolution towards cloud software represents massive privacy and security risks.

We believe new encryption-based solutions are needed.

While building self-hostable Open-Source software is a necessary approach to mitigate these problems, we believe it is necessary to go further and introduce encryption in all the services and software. You should not need to trust your providers and your own self-hosting skills, but the technology and encryption put in place, should help as much as possible to guarantee your privacy and your security. While an ambitious and difficult task, we believe it is feasible.

Our ambition is to make an encryption-based alternative to collaboration tools that are insecure and share your information with the server and with advertisement systems. These alternatives should bring privacy and security at the core of the software. We believe these alternatives should be free software which can be audited and reused widely and should bring back trust towards cloud services and software.

It is a very ambitious task as there are many collaboration tools used daily by individuals and entreprises and they are highly used to these tools. Many Open-Source and non Open-source developers and companies are actively working on other projects for email services, secure storage solutions, social networks and many others solutions will be needed.

XWiki SAS being a specialist in collaboration and editing software, we propose to participate to bringing the alternative encrypted solutions in the area of content collaboration and document editing. Being an Free Software activists and believers, we will do all this development as Open-Source.

Why an Open-Collective

The BPI France research grant which funded the initial CryptPad research & development and service ended in April 2019. In order to continue the development, XWiki SAS had to lay out a strategy to sustain it long term. In 2017, the team has put in place subscriptions to go beyond 50Mb of storage on the CryptPad.fr service and in 2018 the CryptPad OpenCollective in order to receive donations. XWiki SAS has also applied and is continuing to apply to research grants for CryptPad and in June 2019, we received a 50kEuros grant for implementing "Teams features" in CryptPad.

We believe that long term CryptPad can be sustainable through subscriptions and donations but to get there we need time and a more complete and usable solution, as well as more popularity all around the world. CryptPad.fr has currently (in June 2019) 20000 visitors a week and there are 250+ community instances of the CryptPad software. The current revenue of subscriptions and donations since we started has been 7kEuros (3k donations and 4k subscriptions). At the current rate, we expect around 4k additional subscription and donations for the year.

For the year 2019, given the salary costs of the 2 full-time developers and our summer interna, as well as other costs of running CryptPad.fr, we still need 20KEuros of funding for year 2019 and more funding would be needed to accelerate the CryptPad development and as well manage the CryptPad.fr instance.

This OpenCollective is there for that and we hope you can participate to help us improve privacy and security and develop CryptPad.

What we need the money for

We will publish a new roadmap very soon as well as a status on the previous roadmap we published on OpenCollective in the past.

The funds will be used to complete the funding we received from NLNet NGI Zero PET fund, and contribute to the maintenance, scalability and usability of the CryptPad software and service. Once we exceed the current 2019 budget and have visibility on the 2020 budget depending on additional Grant requests, the donations will be assigned to maintenance or to new features and possibly new hires in the team. We commit to report regularly on our progress and publish our budget including revenue and spending of the CryptPad software and service. We started to publish part of the financial aspects on our Wiki