Folkmot offers the standard feature set from apps such as Slack or Hipchat. Create group chat rooms, send direct messages, get notifications, embed images, and add emoji reactions.
All direct messages and enabled channels use end-to-end encryption, meaning that the central server cannot see what is inside the messages. If your server is compromised the encrypted messages cannot be read. Nor can administrators read the messages.
Chat can be a poor medium for thoughtful discussion. Folkmot includes longform discussion forums so you can have exchanges that take place over days and weeks. Dicussions can serve as a lasting knowledge base.
Folkmot runs from a single self-executing jar file. It requires only Java 1.8 and a MySQL database.
Built to run on desktop or mobile browsers
Built in Java so it runs fast, with no external dependencies, on any machine that supports the Java 8 JVM.
Configure with a single command.