[Freedombox-discuss] Cozy, a personal cloud you can host, hack and delete
I would like to introduce you to Cozy, a project that fit well with
the Freedombox spirit. We started Cozy because we were annoyed by the
fact that our personal data were spread among major cloud company silos.
We wanted to take the full potential out of our data without worrying
about privacy issues.
To solve that, we built a personal PaaS that is simple to use and allows
everyone to host and build easily web applications that collaborate
around their personal data. It's aimed to be run on top of a linux
distribution and the software is libre and open-source. About who is
behind the project, it is supported by a startup, Cozy Cloud, part of
the Mozilla WebFWD accelerator (our business model is based on
professional services around the solution).
Yesterday, we published our first release, name "Snowden", as a tribute
to the person the NSA hates the most! He provided us with proofs of what
we have suspected: the cloud is not a paradise. It has helped us
tremendously in explaining the benefits of Cozy, we are grateful for his
work. If you want to give it a try, you will find informations in the
NB: This first version only includes the core module. The available
applications (contacts, calendar, photos...) still require some work.
Annoucement : http://cozy.io/v1-snowden-release/
Project website : http://cozy.io
If you see some way we could join our force with the Freedom Box
project, let us know we would be glad to work together!