About

About Friend

Friend believes access to computing is a human right and shouldn’t be owned or controlled by corporations. We see a world that delivers the promise of the Internet age and unleashes the creativity of every person, outside the grasp of Big Tech.

For micro-enterprises and technology users who are upset and won’t take it anymore, we have created the open-source Friend Operating System or Friend OS.  

The Friend OS uses Internet and Blockchain technologies to offer all the features of a commercial OS, but one that you can access anytime, anywhere, no matter what hardware you use....outside the grasp of Big Tech.

The Platform and Operating System

The Friend Platform delivers Friend OS, which offer several new and exciting technologies:

  • Friend Workspace, a responsive Desktop as a Service solution built entirely using web technologies
  • Intelligent Cloud Storage, a Dropbox alternative with lots of opportunities for developers
  • Friend Chat, a Skype / Google Hangouts alternative developed by Friend Software Labs
  • Friend Office, a full Office 365 alternative based on OnlyOffice
  • Friend Mail, an easy to use e-mail alternative based on Rainloop
  • and much more!

Additionally, the Friend project is developing The Friend Network, which enables secure, global access to personal virtual Friend Cloud Computers that simplify, augment and enhance the use of the Blockchain for everyone that is connected to the internet. Through this cloud computer network, decentralised applications can be deployed and distributed in seconds.

A gift to developers

We are instigating a global movement among like-minded individuals, developers and businesses to protect freedom by adopting the Friend technology. We are turning over ownership of the cloud and online collaboration to the users themselves.

Read about more developer features here.

Our mission

We are putting an operating system into the internet using Blockchain technologies. This way, you are freed from software and hardware limitations. We are opening the digital super highway of deployment, distribution and access.

Friend Whitepaper

We have decided to publish a whitepaper to get feedback on the way we communicate and to check if our mission is understood as we intend it to. Feel free to give feedback to any of the authors via email or post onto our Slack.

The company

Friend Software Corporation is the company behind the Friend Unifying Platform. Head over to our company website for contact details and more information about us.

Advisors & evaluators

Nimit Chawat
Advisor
Nimit Chawat
Advisor
A growth leader with a track record of building trusted diverse teams delivering value and exceeding targets with an excellent client satisfaction.
Mikko Terho
CTO Mobile Software and Site Manager Finland R&D, Huawei
Mikko Terho
CTO Mobile Software and Site Manager Finland R&D, Huawei
Global responsibility for Huawei mobile OS strategies and widely considered and exceptional visionary
Owen Barnes
Blockchain Advisor
Owen Barnes
Blockchain Advisor
Loves to create beautiful products that surprise and delight. Main skill is seeing how something *should* work.
Jens Guthe
Partner at GK Banking Partners
Jens Guthe
Partner at GK Banking Partners
Senior banker, consultant & manager with over 30 years of International and banking experience.
Mark Turrell
WEF advisor on Blockchain
Mark Turrell
WEF advisor on Blockchain
Expert in strategy and business planning, With more than 10 years experience in the sector.
Eric Egnet
Executive Advisor / CIO
Eric Egnet
Executive Advisor / CIO
Seasoned executive, business strategist, senior technologist, and blockchain leader.
Pekka Abrahamsson
Professor of Information Systems at University of Jyväskylä
Pekka Abrahamsson
Professor of Information Systems at University of Jyväskylä
Alexander Bakos Leirvåg
Innovator at Grid Labs / Norwegian Ethereum pioneer
Alexander Bakos Leirvåg
Innovator at Grid Labs / Norwegian Ethereum pioneer
Passionate about data science and enjoy the challenge of getting value out of data.
Tyron Joo
Blockchain advisor
Tyron Joo
Blockchain advisor
Country Manager (South Korea) for ICOBOX and an experienced Asian market specialist. Definitely not content with “simply moving things along”.
Caradoc Peters
College Lecturer at University of Plymouth
Caradoc Peters
College Lecturer at University of Plymouth
Christoffer Herheim
Business advisor
Christoffer Herheim
Business advisor
Business professional, previously Senior Advisor at Equatex global for corporate finance & development.
David Levy
Communications advisor
David Levy
Communications advisor
David is a veteran digital and high-tech marketer with a depth of experience from journalism, consumer digital advertising, market intelligence and direct response.