The advantages of storing data in the cloud are many: ubiquitous access to data from multiple devices, social interaction and sharing with others on the web and no extra software to install. However, in exchange for this privilege, YOUR data is often stored on - and even OWNED by - one of several organizations -- none of which easily allow interaction or sharing of data among them. Besides these convenience issues, there are also problems with privacy and security as well as the potential for one hardware failure to make the data of thousands of users impossible to access. Taken together, the cloud is not perfect. ownCloud is the first and most ubiquitous FOSS solution to run on the server or computer of the user or on an internal company server -- giving the user the benefits of cloud computing and control of the data. ownCloud integrates with desktop applications so that the users has cloud features combined with the security and the good cost structure of in house file servers. ownCloud is a very active open source project which was founded in 2010 and has seen enormous growth since than. The main features are syncing and sharing of file, encryption, calendar and contacts syncing, media player, photo gallery and more. This talk will give attendees an overview of this market, a quick tutorial on getting ownCloud running in their organizations as well as an audience-driven discussion on current and future plans for the project.
Über den Autor Frank Karlitschek: Gründer von ownCloud und Open-PC. Ehemaliger Vice President KDE e.V. und langjähriger KDE Contributor. Betreiber des Community Netzwerks openDesktop.org. Zum Netzwerk gehören KDE-Look.org, KDE-Apps.org, GNOME-Look.org sowie 30 weitere Communities für Free Software. Die Webseiten bilden mit 90 Millionen Page Impressions pro Monat eine wichtige Ressource der Desktop Linux Community. Frank ist ehemaliger des Community Netzwerks openDesktop.org. Zum Netzwerk gehören KDE-Look.org, KDE-Apps.org, GNOME-Look.org sowie 30 weitere Communities für Free Software. Die Webseiten bilden mit 90 Millionen Page Impressions pro Monat eine wichtige Ressource der Desktop Linux Community. Über den Autor Jos Poortvliet: Jos Poortvliet works as openSUSE community manager for SUSE Linux. Before that he was active as volunteer in the international KDE community as team lead for the marketing team. He coordinated the communication around releases, the creation and distribution of marketing materials, visiting and organizing conferences and staying in contact with the press. In his 'working life' he has had jobs at a variety of companies like the dutch telco KPN, Royal Bank of Scotland and the dutch Department of Education. His favorite pastime, besides reading up on what is going on in Free Software and of course doing his job, is experimenting in the kitchen, trying to come up with something edible.