Re: Starting to contribute.

On Jan 16, 2008 12:34 PM, Colin Walters <walters redhat com> wrote:

On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 10:17 -0600, Govind Salinas wrote:

What I'm not sure we can handle right now is information that is
potentially private and/or critical.  Notes are often going to be both
of those.

I was thinking that the client could decide what is private and encrypt it before sending it out.  Honestly, I would like to do this regardless of what service is being used.  I really don't want google indexing my notes and it would prevent people from sniffing my wireless packets to get my personal info.  Again, the server shouldn't need to worry about the encryption itself, that should probably be up to the client.  I think that OD can give a layer of privacy and security over what contemporary services offer.  Now, if the problem is that the server isn't designed to handle that kind of load, that's a whole other kettle of beans.

I am not sure what you mean by ciritical.  If you mean then "OMG I'm gonna die if I lose this."  Then I don't think that notes generally fall under that category.  Even if they did, then I don't think OD needs to solve that problem.  It isn't a backup service its a convenient way of taking your data with you.

Concretely, what I would do with that kind of thing right now is to
investigate third party services. is one I've seen
before on Planet GNOME, and in fact it looks like they have some GNOME

You might also take a look at the "rsync-like" approach to note sync
that Tomboy people were working on, which isn't the same as the web
storage approach (e.g. you can't go to some random internet cafe with
Windows and read your notes).

Thanks, I will take a look at those.  Although, after reading John's later message, I am wondering if it wouldn't be better to work with him on just syncing stuff *somewhere* since they already have most of the problem solved.


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