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From Jay Clark <>
Subject RE: Cozy, a personal cloud you can host, hack and delete based on CouchDB
Date Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:12:34 GMT
I'm curious to know if and how this compares to what is trying to do.

-----Original Message-----
From: Noah Slater [] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: Cozy, a personal cloud you can host, hack and delete based on CouchDB

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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