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Re: [GMG-Devel] Sharing privately using Tahoe-LAFS

From: Jorge Timón
Subject: Re: [GMG-Devel] Sharing privately using Tahoe-LAFS
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:43:09 +0100

Yes, it is useful. And the "far-future ideas" sound like what I'm
saying, even if it's not through tahoe.

Thank you

On 11/14/12, Christopher Allan Webber <address@hidden> wrote:
> So, I don't think MediaGoblin will ever be a "P2P" system... it's aimed
> at a publishing system.  However, we've talked about two things that are
> relevant to this:
>  - Adding Tahoe-LAFS as a storage backend.  Since Tahoe doesn't
>    "remember" where things are, I believe we'd also need to make this a
>    plugin with a table that "remembers" where things are.  However, we
>    do support extensible storage systems:
>    ... so we can probably do that there.
>  - As for federated private sharing, we *have* talked at the federated
>    social web summit both about granting access to private media between
>    instances in the future, and also about maybe an action that could
>    "copy" down media from someone else's instance if you want to.
>    However, those are both "far-future" ideas.... real federation
>    support won't be worked on until 2013, so how this will work
>    out... well it's mostly speculation.  However, combining those two
>    ideas you get something that hits fairly well some of the aspects of
>    private sharing you're talking about.
> Is that useful?
>  - Chris
> Jorge Timón writes:
>> Hi, not sure if it is an architectural proposal or feature request,
>> anyway...
>> Using Wuala you can share part of your storage privately with other
>> users you specify.
>> They build trees encrypting different keys for different files. I saw
>> it a while ago in this conference [1]. I assumed Tahoe-LAFS had a
>> similar feature, but now that I'm searching I can't find it, so maybe
>> it's not "the free software version of wuala" I thought it was yet.
>> Anyway, I think that should be the base of the social media of the
>> future, other solutions like diaspora rely on trusting at least a
>> server.
>> Will you have private p2p sharing in mediagoblin or is this out of the
>> scope of the project?
>> [1]

Jorge Timón

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