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Frank just published a draft of a proposed Federated Cloud Sharing API - as
in, how to connect different file share and sync clouds.
We already shared this with a bunch of other open source file sync & share
projects and some standards bodies and are now looking for wider comments.
Ideally this gets picked up by W3C or another standards body, we don't want
this to be an ownCloud-specific thing (why else publish it as a draft
It is, very pragmatically, built on REST and WebDAV and TLS - no fancyÂ global
distributed hashtable stuff (though we actually are looking into that to
create a global 'address book' for this). The plus side is of course that it
works today - you can already share between ownCloud instances and we hope
that the reliance on well known technologies makes it easy for others like
pydio etc to implement (they got the draft in advance, btw, so did several
others, including some standards organizations like W3C).
There's some more background info here:
If you're a techie into this kind of stuff, your feedback is really
Let's federate our shit ;-)
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