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[Discuss] drop box software

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 10:37:15AM -0400, Edward Ned Harvey wrote:
> > From: at [mailto:discuss-
> > at] On Behalf Of Stephen Adler
> > 
> > Does anyone know of an open source drop box like software I can setup on
> > my web site?
> Nothing that's as good as dropbox.  But there is buzz around sparkleshare.
> Not very mature yet.

I too have always been sort of interested in this idea of a central
repository for all My Stuff such that I could easily and conveniently
get it via whatever computing device I happen to be using.  I am
extremely reticent to house any of my personal data on someone else's
computers...  Though I have to admit, it's now basically impossible to
avoid in modern society, without not participating in society... and
I've already made concessions like using Android devices.

Still, I'm not willing to store the bulk of my personal data on
someone else's resources.  So for someone like me, applications like
dropbox are non-solutions.  Does sparkleshare require the use of some
resource I don't control?

> I liked ifolder (from a user perspective, not an admin perspective).  But
> since the implosion of novell, I've decided to forget about it, kiss it
> goodbye.

Why?  It's fully GPLv2.  Even if Novell completely goes belly up, or
decides to take it proprietary, the OSS community can continue to
support this or a fork of it.

Derek D. Martin   GPG Key ID: 0xDFBEAD02
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