DINAcon Awards Nominee


Project Start: 02. Mai 2016

Project Category: #1 Best Open Source Project

Nextcloud GmbH


Nextcloud is a suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services. Nextcloud application functionally is similar to Dropbox, Office 365 or Google Suite . Unlike Dropbox, Microsoft or Google Nextcloud does not offer off-premises file storage hosting. Nextcloud is free and open-source, which means that anyone is allowed to install and operate it on their own private server devices. In contrast to proprietary services like Dropbox, the open architecture allows adding functionality to the server in the form of applications and enables users to have full control of their data.

Project Business Case

The software is free to use for everyone. But commercial support is available mainly for bigger companies.

Project Importance

This projects helps to decentralize the internet and data storage and communication. This will lead to a more secure and democratic society. It also helps to protect privacy.

Project Impact

If the leading open source project in this space would disappear, which is unlikely, than people will be forced to upload all their data to foreign, centralized and proprietary cloud services. This is would be a danger for society especially in Europe.

Project Facts

License: OSI/FSD-approved free software license

Maturity: There is a vivid community of users and contributors

Number of Contributors: 2000

Number of Commits: 20000