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Re: Unhosted.org Project and WebID

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2011 18:47:32 +0200
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=wLzuw1bA-M2OhiYtFvtXqUFpEtQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: jeff@sayremedia.com, WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>, unhosted@googlegroups.com
On 9 April 2011 18:41, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
> On 4/9/11 12:31 PM, Jeff Sayre wrote:
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>> I just discovered this very interesting new FLOSS project (about three
>> months old) self-described as an "open web standard for decentralizing
>> user data. On the unhosted web, data is stored per-user, under the user's
>> control." They are in essence offering a solution that will decouple the
>> application layer from the data storage layer with a goal of helping to
>> usher in a truly federated Social Web.
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>> Their approach uses WebFinger, OAuth, WebDAV, and a few more protocols to
>> bring this vision to fruition. As WebID fits squarely within their vision,
>> we should liaise with this project, possibly inviting one of their team
>> members to join our IG.
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>> You can learn more about Unhosted.org's vision
>> here:http://www.unhosted.org/manifesto.html
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>> They also just published their Unhosted WebDAV Standard:
>> http://unhosted.org/spec/dav/0.1/
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>> Perhaps this has been shared before, but I did not want to go through all
>> the old messages to find out!
>>
>> Jeff
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> Jeff,
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> Yes, really relevant. I've made initial contact via Twitter and cc'd in
> their mailing list.
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> Methinks great opportunity for fusion via WebID+Finger approach which I
> already have working re. ODS, ditto WebID+FingerPoint .

Looks like a cool project.  I've subscribed to the list.

I think the following design issue from timbl on cloud storage is relevant:

http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/CloudStorage.html

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