Lately, with the advent of new team communication and collaboration tools, there has been a steady switch from IRC to those proprietary communication platforms. IRC is a great protocol and has been working great for decades. However, for team collaboration, text chat is not just enough. We, at Waartaa, believe that by building required features: notifications, unique identity, 24x7 idling, audio/video chat, powerful search, easy 3rd party services (VCS, task management tools, etc.) integration with no programming effort, etc. around IRC and bringing them under one hood, we can provide a competitive one stop open source communication solution to the world.

We are building Waartaa as an open source choice for communication and collaboration tools, aiming to protect user privacy, giving them ownership of their data along with a good user experience. We want to involve the community to help us in making decisions to grow Waartaa.