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From Frank Rousseau <>
Subject Cozy, a personal cloud you can host, hack and delete based on CouchDB
Date Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:26:09 GMT
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 
NB: This first version only includes the core module. The available 
applications (contacts, calendar, photos...) still require some work.

Project website:

If you see any way we could collaborate, we would be glad to hear from you!


Frank Rousseau


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