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From Alexander Gabriel <a...@barbalex.ch>
Subject Re: Cozy, a personal cloud you can host, hack and delete based on CouchDB
Date Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:11:22 GMT
Awesome!
Alex

Am Mittwoch, 23. Oktober 2013 schrieb Frank Rousseau :

> 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: http://cozy.io/hack/getting-**
> started/architecture-overview.**html<http://cozy.io/hack/getting-started/architecture-overview.html>
> )
> 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: http://cozy.io/v1-snowden-**release/<http://cozy.io/v1-snowden-release/>
> Project website: http://cozy.io
> Demo: https://demo.cozycloud.cc
>
> If you see any way we could collaborate, we would be glad to hear from you!
>
> Regards,
>
> Frank Rousseau
>
> --
> twitter.com/mycozycloud
> github.com/mycozycloud
>
>

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