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Steve Phillips [LibreList] Re: Sync/backup session was Re: [redecentralize] RDC 15 2015-10-15 14:07:49 (4 years 10 mons 21 days 16:38:00 ago)

I use Tarsnap for simple backup (yay for encryption!). I simply don't sync data between my devices because there's no _open source_ software that _securely_ allows me to do so.

Tahoe-LAFS might be good enough, since at least I could access my data from everywhere, but it doesn't even have an Android client!

I self-host Camlistore, but its Android client is so out of date that it doesn't work anymore (I could build one from source and side-load it, but I haven't gotten around to it). I have it installed on a 32-bit computer I'm about to wipe and replace with a 64-bit one.

I won't let someone else host my data unless it's a zero-knowledge system (like Tahoe-LAFS) so I don't have to trust it.

I may just start using Dropbox again and only put encrypted stuff in there, knowing full well that Dropbox joined the NSA's PRISM program :-/.

This should be easier!


On Oct 15, 2015 12:08 PM, "Francis Irving" <francis@flourish.org> wrote:
News stuff sounds really interesting!
I'm going to do a session on decentralized file sync/backup tools. Get everyone's recommendations in groups with postit notes, and collectively file bugs and improve documentation. 
What tools do people use day to day for sync/backup? What problems stop you using any such tool and mean you fall back to Dropbox or Crashplan? 
I would love it if other people run similar sessions on the other tools people most want (see survey on Redecentralize.org homepage) eg on state of instant messaging alternatives. 
On Thu, 15 Oct 2015, at 06:25 PM, will.sch wrote:
I'm Will (one of the many volunteers helping to organise RDC 15). Firstly I'm massively excited about this weekend's conference. I think we are going to have a lot of fun and there are some exceptionally talented people coming so it will be a great opportunity for everyone to learn and hear new ideas. Decentralization is a big opportunity to create positive societal change in many areas and that is the reason I volunteered to help.
One of my main interests is looking at ways in which we can create news publications that are controlled and edited by it's readers, that are censorship proof, that remove bias from journalism and allows more accurate and transparent dissemination of information to citizens. After all, information and news are what allows us, as a society to make good decisions and build lasting systems that benefit us all. It is not enough just to give people the ability to change things we also need to give people the information and data to accurately asses our problems and challenge the status quo.I am interested in changing this and exploring the ideas behind this if anyone is interested come and say hello. Asides from this I have a deep interest in how technology can help us all and how we can keep the web open and free. I have a background in internet marketing so I also look at ways in which businesses can be ethical and how ethical projects can become mainstream and adoptable without compromising their integrity.
I will be on hand at the conference along with all the other volunteers so if you need anything at all do not hesitate to ask! I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.
Also everyone feel free to use this mailing list to open up the conversation and get to know one another before the conference official starts on Saturday. It's every bodies conference and all ideas are welcome so don't be shy!