[Owncloud] Questions and ideas

Cody Rose cody at cybercon.com
Thu Mar 25 20:51:49 CET 2010

This sounds alot like the Tonido project ( http://www.tonido.com/ ), 
especially with the whole social network thing.

I personally think OwnCloud should be looking for a active directory style 
setup for the desktop (with a web ui to access components easily). This would 
allow multiple desktops to be synced, a dropbox like solution, and a great 
backup tool.

On Wednesday 24 March 2010 6:51:12 pm Clément 'clemux' Schreiner wrote:
> Hello,
> I just stumbled upon the ownCloud projet, and it seems to bring solutions
> to a lot of problems that have been bothering me these past months. Maybe
> I overestimate the project, so I think I'll begin by exposing my
> expectations, so that you can correct me if I'm wrong :).
>  * bookmarks, RSS, music, and other personal data syncing
> Ever since I use a laptop in addition to my desktop computer, I've been
> struggling to sync data between these computers, and I don't even own a
> smartphone...
> For bookmarks, there are solutions like del.icio.us etc., but I don't want
> to store my data on private/for profit/etc. companies's servers.
> I finally discovered Mozilla Weave (https://mozillalabs.com/weave/), which
> made me use firefox instead of
> arora/rekonq/konqueror.
> It works well, we can install our own server, so maybe its integration to a
> kde browser could be a solution... But it would be even nicer if we could
> share those bookmarks, just like del.icio.us...
> Then, the RSS feeds: I use akregator on my laptop only, since I don't want
> to subscribe to each feed twice, and I did not find solutions other than
> sharing the configuration files...
> Google Reader (or other services) would do it, but I don't like web
> applications (plus the same previous argument for del.icio.us).
> It would be nice to have a server polling RSS feeds, and then pushing them
> to different readers (web apps, desktop akregator-like apps, etc).
> Could those be, or are they already, projects for ownCloud?
>  * Decentralized social networking
> I'm concerned with the growing centralization of data in the hands of a few
> private companies (Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, and worst of all, Google).
> By data, I mean email, IM, blogging, microblogging, photos, ...
> Could a solution to that be part of ownCloud, or is that completely
> off-topic? No page on the wiki or discussion of this list does mention
> that, but if I did not misunderstand it, Frank spoke about that in his
> keynote
> (http://www.socialdesktop.org/kdeandthecloud.pdf).
> For example, I have in mind something like "aptitude install owncloud-
> blogging" which would automagically install and setup a blogging system
> (Wordpress, Dotclear, whatever) and would give the user the url of the blog
> on his own server, where he could start writing, just as easily as if he
> had signed up to Blogger.
> This would of course extend to email server, IM server, etc.
> If any of that could be part of ownCloud, I'd be happy to develop and start
> implementing these ideas :)
> Cheers
> --
> Clément Schreiner
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