Announcing the draft Federated Cloud Sharing API

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in ownCloud, privacy | 9 Comments

Here you go: link I believe that federation of cloud services is the next important step for truly secure and flexible file sync and share cloud software. Because of that we are working for a while on the needed technologies and now have the first draft of an open specification ready. The goal of the […]

A huge step forward by doing 1000 small steps

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in ownCloud | 5 Comments

Today the ownCloud community released ownCloud 8.1. You might think it sounds like a smaller release because we called this 8.1 instead of 9.0 but you’d be wrong. The contributor community hasn’t slowed down, quite the opposite. By the end of last year we decided to do smaller releases instead of huge ones. Because of […]

Building a platform

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in KDE, ownCloud | 12 Comments

From the very beginning ownCloud has had bigger ambitions then just being a file sync and share tool. This is apparent from the name ownCloud. Today, we have more than our documents and photos online. Our social networks and shared thoughts, our appointments and shopping lists, audio and video conversations all happen and are stored […]

Scaling

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in other, ownCloud | 3 Comments

I’ve visited both FOSDEM and SCALE over the last weeks, where spoke with dozens of people and gave talks about ownCloud 8. We’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback on the work we’re doing in ownCloud (thanks!) and that has been very motivating. Does it scale? A question which comes up frequently is: “What […]

2014 and 2015

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in KDE, ownCloud, private | 3 Comments

In just a few hours 2014 ends. This is a great opportunity to look back at what happened this year in the ownCloud world and in my personal life. This was an absolutely crazy 12-month so this blog post is now way longer that I planed. A huge thanks you to everyone in the ownCloud […]

Ohio Linux Fest

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in KDE, ownCloud, privacy | No Comments

This Friday the Ohio Linux Fest kicks off in downtown Columbus and I’ll be there! It is my first Linux Fest in the US so I greatly look forward to being introduced in this grand tradition. Of course, I’ll be talking about ownCloud on Saturday the 25, from 13:00 to 14:00 room D142-143. The title […]

A possible future for PHP

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in KDE, other, ownCloud | 67 Comments

ownCloud is one of the biggest open source project written in PHP if you look into the latest statistics. It is used for the server part of ownCloudas most of you know. We use other technologies like C++ and Qt for the Desktop Clients, Java for the Android app and Objective-C for iOS, JavaScript for […]

ownCloud 7 is out!

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in ownCloud, privacy | 14 Comments

We just published ownCloud 7! This awesome release brings many new features. Among them, I’m most excited about the server to server sharing. Server to server sharing is a first step in true federation of data with ownCloud: you can add a folder shared with you from another ownCloud instance into your own. Next step […]

Free ownCloud mobile libraries released

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in ownCloud | 6 Comments

Today we are happy to announce the release of the ownCloud mobile libraries for iOS and Android. ownCloud is a free file sync and share solution. The main differentiator to Dropbox, Google Drive, and others beside being free software is that you can run it yourself wherever you want. Obviously a central place to you […]

ownCloud 6 is here

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in ownCloud | 11 Comments

I’m supper happy to announce the release of ownCloud 6 today. ownCloud 6 is a special release in several way. The community did an incredible job with improving ownCloud in several important areas. Quality. ownCloud is a very fast moving project so it is super important to balance innovative new features with rock solid stability. […]