About

about the project

Motivation

There are many browsers out there. Chrome is fast, stable, and user-friendly but does not meet many organizations’ demands for privacy. Since the tight integration with its inventor (Google) makes many things easier, it does not comply to restrictive data environments. Iridium is not another new browser from scratch. It takes the Chromium code base, which is also used for the official Chrome browser, and enhances its security and sets certain policies by default. There are many forks of Chromium-based browsers, yet, in our opinion, they failed in many other key areas important for adoption.

Transparency

With Iridium, the whole process is entirely transparent. The public Git repository allows a direct view on all changes made. The complete source code is therefore available.

Privacy

Iridium Browser has various enhancements where it forces strict security to provide the maximum level of security without compromising compatibility.

Deployability

We try to distribute it in ways where it allows easy installation and yet allows administrators to deploy it easily. An example is an MSI-based installation mechanism for easy deployments throughout an entire organization.

Backed by Serious People

The Iridium Browser project is backed by the Open Source Business Alliance. Today, around 190 members are part of the http://osb-alliance.de/
These most active companies are the core of the development team:

Open Source Business Alliance
netITwork
Kopano
Zarafa
Neuberger & Hughes
Bytemine
Struktur
Dembach Goo Informatik