We believe the internet has become humanity's most important technology. We build protocols, systems, and tools to improve how it works. Today, we are focused on how we store, locate, and move information.
Protocol Labs is a research, development, and deployment institution for improving Internet technology. We create software systems that tackle significant challenges. We aim to solve them with new technology breakthroughs, great user experience design, and an open-source approach to creation.
If you are reading this, chances are you are using the fruits of open work done every decade since the 1970s. We have all benefitted enormously from Open Source. It's everywhere: from the software we use daily, our OS kernels, our network stacks, and our web browers; to open work processes like the IETF and W3C working groups; to the libraries we use and the contributions we get. The internet is what it is today thanks in great part to an Open work culture. We are the same: our code and our work is Open Source.