Kolab Systems and Collabora Target Streamlined Kolab File Cloud Connection at Kolab Summit

The Kolab Summit in The Hague on May 2-3 sets the stage for intensified collaboration between Kolab Systems AG and Collabora Productivity.

The Kolab collaboration suite is a community driven, fully featured groupware solution. Born free, it has been the first choice of security oriented professionals for years, and seen adoption by companies and governments around the world, making it a leading corporate light in the field of Free Software and Open Standards.

LibreOffice-from-Collabora is the professionally supported, enterprise-hardened edition of the world’s most popular Open Source office suite. These two open source products are a natural fit, bringing communication and document editing together.

Users of LibreOffice-from-Collabora can already read and write Kolab-hosted documents directly via the Open Standard WebDAV protocol. To further improve the user experience and ease of configuration of LibreOffice products, engineers from the two companies will be working on an automated Kolab filecloud setup process at the Kolab Summit in a dedicated development room. Collabora is also an official Bronze sponsor of the event.

“This will not only bring an improved document workflow to users of both Kolab and LibreOffice-from-Collabora, but also serves as the first step towards future integration work involving these two leading Free software products,” noted Aaron Seigo, a senior technologist with Kolab Systems.

About Collabora Productivity

Collabora Productivity delivers LibreOffice products and consulting. With the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers, it is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice code base and community. LibreOffice-from-Collabora provides a business-hardened office suite with long term multi-platform support. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora Ltd., the global software consultancy specializing in providing the benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specialising in automotive, semiconductors, digital TV and consumer electronics industries.

About Kolab Systems

Kolab Systems AG is an Open Source Independent Software Vendor (ISV) developing, maintaining, supporting and providing a wide range of services around the Kolab Groupware Solution. Fully committed to Open Source / Free Software and Open Standards, it is the global competency leader and custodian for a process open to community participation. The results of that process reach our customers as a quality assured solution that brings all the benefits true Open Source. Part of a company group that excels in security and cross platform solutions, Kolab Systems is prepared to provide you with the level of mission critical data integrity you deserve.