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[Discuss] drop box software

> From: Derek Martin [mailto:invalid at]
> I am
> extremely reticent to house any of my personal data on someone else's
> computers...  

Supposing the data is encrypted, and inaccessible to the 3rd party, do you
still care so much?

> Does sparkleshare require the use of some
> resource I don't control?

It's currently git in the backend.  So you could own your own.

> > I liked ifolder (from a user perspective, not an admin perspective).
> > 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.

Just try getting it to work.  Although it's open source, the amount of work
necessary to make it work on *any* platform is daunting...  It was meant to
run on Suse...  And even then, the only way to get it working in less than 2
person days of admin time was to use a full deployment of novell products...
edirectory and such.

Yes it's possible.  No it's not attractive.  But maybe someday.

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