[messaging] Tahoe-Lafs + miniLock: A device agnostic & user friendly zero knowledge file system?

elijah elijah at riseup.net
Tue Nov 4 10:53:39 PST 2014

On 11/04/2014 09:48 AM, totient at riseup.net wrote:

> There isn't an open source, dead simple service that offers this, however.

These two come the closest:

* http://seafile.com/en/home/ (C)
* https://www.syncany.org/ (java)

Both are client encrypted, open source, and sophisticated in their
approach. File sync is beastly hard if you want to support client-side
encryption, file chunking, deduplication, full revision history
(including directories), access control, efficient updates, resumable
sync, and so on. The genius of dropbox was that it sucked when it first
came out, but was reliable and easy to use.

The technical documentation for syncany is here:

Like git-annex, seafile uses git, although a heavily modified version
included in the client. https://github.com/haiwen/seafile

spideroak, of course, continues to say they are going to make the client
open source. I very much want spideroak to succeed, although I have been
badly burned by the inability of spideroak to restore snapshots of


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