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From Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: Replicating partial databases, and validation
Date Mon, 16 Feb 2009 04:10:44 GMT
On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 5:10 PM, Jan Lehnardt <> wrote:
> 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'm just now reading it, and I concur.

+1 on calling CouchDB a "higher level abstraction".

Glad to have you here!


Chris Anderson

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