Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 17:57 UTC, submitted by hotice
In the News There is an ongoing discussion on a Gnome mailing list which points out that Gnome and KDE might collaborate for a new project: a FLOSS alternative to Dropbox. The Gnome and KDE approach is more towards an collaboration tool, but which is very close to Dropbox. The DE independent FLOSS Dropbox alternative idea came because Google Summer of Code is approaching and both Gnome and KDE have a collaboration tool on their list.
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by FrankKarlitschek on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 19:29 UTC
FrankKarlitschek
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2009-05-03

This story is not entirely correct.

The stories reefers to the ownCloud project we started at KDE at this years Camp KDE conference in January.
The idea is a complete cloud solution which runs on you own server or desktop or can be hosted by a provider. It will be a companion service to your KDE Desktop. This is more than just DropBox. It will also be a music server, a picture gallery, storage for your KDE configuration and more.

At the moment we are looking for ways to work together with GNOME because collaboration is always good.

Cheers
Frank

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