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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: What's our Why?
Date Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:42:51 GMT
Agreed. Those are important! I think replication is basically our #1
technical selling point.

However... These are still "how" and not "why".

"Of the web" is more approaching the why, but it's still mostly "how".

For the why, I am thinking something more akin to the sorts of stuff that
CouchDB can enable. The peer-to-peer replication of apps and datasets. Of
being able to have your data everywhere. Why? Why are these things
important to us? Replication is great (super great) but what purpose is it
serving? What ultimate goal is it helping us to edge closer to?

On 24 July 2013 12:33, Dirkjan Ochtman <> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 1:24 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
> > So, if you have any thoughts about this, speak up!
> For me, CouchDB is about:
> - Schema-less/document-oriented
> - Replication
> I also like that it's built "of the web", as Jacob KM wrote, but for
> my usage, that's mostly extra convenience and elegance, not one of the
> core reasons why I end up using CouchDB.
> Cheers,
> Dirkjan


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