Re: Question to candidates: on-line services

On Fri, 2011-05-27 at 00:27 +0200, Gil Forcada wrote:
> Hi members,
> Everyday more and more services are offered on the cloud and there's
> also initiatives powered by Free Software (tomboy on-line...).
> One of the main problems for Free Software projects providing cloud
> services is the hardware/administration/connection expenses which are
> mostly a no-go for a Free Software project without any backing from a
> big corporation.
> As a member of a the future board will you look for ways to promote and
> look for resources to offer these free software cloud services? Maybe
> part of a funding campaign (be a Friend of GNOME and have a Tomboy
> on-line account for free).
I don't think the Foundation can engage in setting up a service for
this, but what it can do is to engage in discussions with companies that
offer this kind of services. Then, on the technical side, there could be
a common interface so that GNOME apps could work with any service
provided by any company willing to.

An example might be CouchDB, which is already used in Ubuntu One, for
instance. So GNOME apps could just use CouchDB for replication of data
and users could just use the service they want.

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