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[liberationtech] Safe app like Dropbox?

Julian Oliver julian at
Tue Jan 8 08:30:43 PST 2013

..on Tue, Jan 08, 2013 at 08:29:08AM -0800, John Adams wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 11:56 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at> wrote:
> >
> > Or, you could simply rent a server, and roll your own cloud.
> >
> > > It would be trivial to script this outside of Dropbox's scope.
> >
> > It would be even more trivial to
> Yeah, this sure sounds trivial for mom and pop users:
> To run ownCloud, your webserver must have the following installed: php5 (>=
> 5.3), php5-json php-xml php-mbstring php5-zip php5-gdAnd as optional
> dependencies: php5-sqlite (>= 3), curl, libcurl3, libcurl3-dev, php5-curl,
> php-pdo
> apt-get install apache2 php5 php5-json php-xml php-mbstring php5-zip php5-gd
> apt-get install php5-sqlite curl libcurl3 libcurl3-dev php5-curl php-pdo

In all fairness they are not instructions for each individual user, but a server
administrator. I'll be setting up OwnCloud on one of my servers soon, allowing
'mom and pop' users that I invite (friends, colleagues and family) to trivially
(and relatively securely) share files between them.


Julian Oliver

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