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  • An Apparent Exodus Continues At OwnCloud

    Phoronix: An Apparent Exodus Continues At OwnCloud

    Something's happening at ownCloud Inc, the company behind this popular open-source alternative to Dropbox and other cloud hosting services...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...s-It-An-Exodus

  • #2
    inb4 Microsoft buys OwnCloud.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
      inb4 Microsoft buys OwnCloud.
      Oh, another bad case of microphobia, I guess.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by anarki2 View Post
        Oh, another bad case of microphobia, I guess.
        Would be funny actually.

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        • #5
          I hope ownCloud gets rewritten in a sane and more performant language.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by asdfblah View Post
            I hope ownCloud gets rewritten in a sane and more performant language.
            Go for it: https://doc.owncloud.org/server/7.0/...ral/index.html

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            • #7
              Originally posted by asdfblah View Post
              I hope ownCloud gets rewritten in a sane and more performant language.
              Unlikely, it's a monster of random crap libraries bunched together hastily, like the average webapplication.

              Meanwhile, Synchthing is written in Go language (various orders of magnitude better than php), and code quality is much better. Did you check it out?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by anarki2 View Post

                Oh, another bad case of microphobia, I guess.
                Woah, slow down there son. A phobia is an irrational fear. Microsoft has a long and consistent track record of buying out rising stars in the software market, for the express purpose of burying their product and quashing competition. Both the US Justice Dept, and the European Union have sued Microsoft for this anti-competitive behavior. OwnCloud is a rising star, and Microsoft is Microsoft, so this buy-out speculation is based on fact, not fear.

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                • #9
                  This has me really curious now. What the hell is going on that everyone is keeping hush hush about? Someone needs to spill the beans on this one already.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post

                    Unlikely, it's a monster of random crap libraries bunched together hastily, like the average webapplication.

                    Meanwhile, Synchthing is written in Go language (various orders of magnitude better than php), and code quality is much better. Did you check it out?

                    I admit, I'm not familiar with the OwnCloud codebase, so it could be largely crap and me completely unaware of it, but I've been using it for years and have found it to be reliable, stable, and reasonably fast.

                    I've also used syncthing, and while it did what it claimed to, it can't house my Calendar, Contacts, share files publicly over http, sync only specific subfolders, etc, etc. So unless your needs are very specific, it's not really a viable replacement.

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