Peerio is open-source. This means Peerio's source code is made public, and anyone and everyone is able to review the code and collaborate with developers from around the world to make Peerio an even more powerful and secure communication tool.
Peerio uses an open source model for a few reasons:
- Transparency: When it comes to security and privacy, it's crucial to know that the product you're trusting your data with is doing what it claims to. With software that does not release its source code, there is always the chance that backdoors or other privacy undermining features have been hidden in the code. Making code public and open to review lets you, community developers, and experts in the field assess Peerio in full and verify its security claims.
- Community input: With a diverse group of users and developers working on Peerio, a dialogue emerges that helps Peerio evolve out of the needs of the community it aims to serve. Even if you have never read a line of code in your life, your feedback and experience is greatly appreciated in Peerio's ongoing development. If you would like to suggest features, think you have found a bug, or have any other comments or questions, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Efficient and comprehensive: More eyes reviewing code means more eyes and minds working on new features, ensuring greater stability on different machines and user environments, finding creative solutions to problems, and working to keep raising the bar of what secure communications can be.
You can view Peerio's source code here.