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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correction
by FrankKarlitschek on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 19:29 UTC
FrankKarlitschek
Member since:
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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RE: correction
by Delgarde on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 20:11 in reply to "correction"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

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.


The aim, I guess, being to standardise this kind of thing, so a user can sign up with any provider, and just configure their desktop with a URL and authentication details? And of course, to allow anyone to *be* a provider?

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RE: correction
by hotice on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 20:25 in reply to "correction"
hotice Member since:
2009-05-27

I actually did mention that:

"The ownCloud idea is that everybody can host it individually but a hosted solution will also be possible. In the beginning it will allow file hosting like Dropbox, but then add a lot more features like an individual music server or photo gallery."

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RE[2]: correction
by superstoned on Wed 24th Mar 2010 20:14 in reply to "RE: correction"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

You should probably have linked to the ownCloud announcement to give some background knowledge.

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RE: correction
by stabbyjones on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 23:07 in reply to "correction"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

owncloud?
gnome frontend?
shared project?

YES YES one thousand times YES!

This will stomp the competition as long as I can run it all from my own data server and not have to pay someone else for syncing data over the internet like dropbox.

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