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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: Cozy, a personal cloud you can host, hack and delete based on CouchDB
Date Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:10:42 GMT
Dropping user@ and adding dev@

This is absolutely brilliant. Thanks for posting!

Would you be interested in writing up a case study? If you do, we'll
feature it prominently. This is good for you, as you get a bit of
exposure, and it's good for us, because people learn how other people
are using CouchDB.

On 23 October 2013 18:26, Frank Rousseau <> wrote:
> Hi all,
>   We started Cozy because we were annoyed by the fact that our personal data
> were spread among major cloud company silos. We wanted to take the full
> potential out of our data without worrying about privacy issues.
> To solve that, we built a personal PaaS that is simple to use and allows
> everyone to host and build easily web
> applications that collaborate around their personal data. The software we
> chosed to store the data is CouchDB. Why  that? Because we want to :
> * allow our user to backup their data super-easily
> * allow our user to have data proxies on their device to keep on working
> even when they are "offline".
> Moreover we like the Document Store paradigm, so we really enjoyed using
> CouchDB in our developments.
> (see full architecture here:
> NB: Today, we are working on a FUSE implementation to allow users to access
> to their DB attachments like an usual filesystem.
> About who is behind the project, it is supported by a startup, Cozy Cloud,
> part of the Mozilla WebFWD accelerator (our business model is based on
> professional services around the solution for hosting providers and hardware
> manufacturers).
> For your information, yesterday, we published our first release, name
> "Snowden", as a tribute to the person the NSA hates the most! He provided us
> with proofs of what we have suspected: the cloud is not a paradise. It has
> helped us tremendously in explaining the benefits of Cozy, we are grateful
> for his work.
> If you want to give it a try, you will find informations in the links below.
> NB: This first version only includes the core module. The available
> applications (contacts, calendar, photos...) still require some work.
> Annoucement:
> Project website:
> Demo:
> If you see any way we could collaborate, we would be glad to hear from you!
> Regards,
> Frank Rousseau
> --

Noah Slater

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