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Cool! First thoughts:

* how many of the supported options boil down to Amazon S3?

* is this the new "upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it"? https://groups.google.com/group/linux.dev.kernel/msg/76ae734...

* whoever put together this newsletter is clearly doing a great job for that community

> how many of the supported options boil down to Amazon S3?

That's a really good question. Diego's experiment used:

• memopal: I don't know if it uses S3

• SugarSync: I don't know if it uses S3

• syncplicity: I don't know if it uses S3

• googledrive: not using S3

• UbuntuOne: yes, it uses S3

• DropBox: yes, it uses S3

By the way, my startup, Least Authority Enterprises is working on a future product which also goes by the codename "Redundant Array of Independent Clouds". Our project is no relation to Diego Righi's experiment, except perhaps we inspired him by talking about it.

We've received a research grant from DARPA to implement it. The backends we're developing for are all guaranteed to be separate backends from each other -- none of them turn out to be front-ends for another one!

• Amazon S3

• OpenStack Swift/Rackspace Cloud Files

• Microsoft Azure Blob Storage

• Google Storage for Developers

Amen!! Patrick "marlowe" McDonald has really given us a gift by publishing the Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News every week. We're coming up on the Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News one-year anniversary next week. ☺

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