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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Replicating partial databases, and validation
Date Mon, 16 Feb 2009 01:10:23 GMT

On 16 Feb 2009, at 02:01, Jens Alfke wrote:

> On Feb 15, 2009, at 11:10 AM, I wrote:
>> I'm interested in using CouchDB in a peer-to-peer fashion to  
>> propagate content between nodes that don't necessarily trust each  
>> other.
> FYI, I just finished writing a breathless blog post on this topic,  
> including an enthusiastic endorsement of CouchDB:
> In a nutshell: My hope is that “Web 3.0” (which I agree is a silly  
> term and an over-generalization) will center around the  
> decentralization of Web applications. Web 2.0 distributed content  
> production out to the end users, but the servers hosting the data  
> and the apps are still monolithic and proprietary. I've been hoping  
> for a long time that things can evolve in a more distributed (if not  
> truly peer-to-peer) direction, and CouchDB really seems like a big  
> step toward there.

Thanks Jens, that's a very good read and it nicely summarizes
what we strive for. I know you've been reading Chris's blog and
our book so I guess you came across CouchApp. There's a separate
mailing list* (and IRC channel** on Freenode) to push that particular
building block of what you describe as the next version of the web :)

** #couchapp

Also, thanks for plugging the book *and* the nice feedback :)


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