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Re: Unhosted.org Project and WebID

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2011 19:31:58 +0100
Message-ID: <4DA0A61E.7020509@webr3.org>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
CC: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, jeff@sayremedia.com, WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>, unhosted@googlegroups.com
Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> On 9 April 2011 18:41, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
>> On 4/9/11 12:31 PM, Jeff Sayre wrote:
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> You can learn more about Unhosted.org's vision
>>> here:http://www.unhosted.org/manifesto.html
>>>
>>> They also just published their Unhosted WebDAV Standard:
>>> http://unhosted.org/spec/dav/0.1/
>>>
>>> Perhaps this has been shared before, but I did not want to go through all
>>> the old messages to find out!
>>>
>>> Jeff
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> Jeff,
>>
>> Yes, really relevant. I've made initial contact via Twitter and cc'd in
>> their mailing list.
>>
>> 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

Yes definitely, quite a few Linked Data related people have been 
following it for a while, both unhosted and the CloudStorage DI have 
been mentioned in the same sentences a few times over the past few 
month, including on the TAG.

Must admit, it certainly caught my eye and ties in with all the extended 
RWW-related stuff many of us do :)

Best,

Nathan
Received on Saturday, 9 April 2011 18:33:15 UTC

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