Is doing nothing evil?

Last weekend I attended the openSUSE conference in Nürnberg. This is a really nice conference. Awesome location, great people, and an overall very relaxed atmosphere. I gave a talk about Nextcloud Security and what we plan to do in the future to make hosting a Nextcloud instance even easier and more secure. I attended the […]

The development of Global Scale

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Free Software, Nextcloud | 4 Comments

The architecture of Nextcloud is a classic Web Application architecture. I picked this architecture 7.5 years ago because it is very well known and is proven to be scaled relatively easily. This usually works with off the shelf technologies like http load balancers, clusters of Linux webservers and clustered databases. But for many years users […]

Nextcloud is about collaboration

Today the Nextcloud community released the Nextcloud 12 beta. The final release will be out later this month. This is a major new step forward. And it is also an interesting release because we are entering a new area for the product. At the beginning, 7 years ago the focus was clearly file sync and […]

Interesting times

I usually don’t write political blog posts, especially if it relates to a country of which I’m not a citizen off nor live in. While I definitely have very clear opinions and views, I want to stay neutral in this blog and only talk about the technology side of things. It seems that the new […]

6 months of Nextcloud

Last Friday was the 6 month anniversary of Nextcloud, a good opportunity to look back and reflect on what we have achieved since we started. I also have some interesting news to share, including that Nextcloud GmbH is a profitable company already! Half a year ago a most of the ownCloud engineering team including myself […]

A vision for Nextcloud

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Nextcloud | 7 Comments

In the past few weeks I talked a lot about thing we want to improve in Nextcloud. Fair community involvement, transparency, no CLA and no closed source apps, a better business model, working closer with customers and partners and more. But today I want to talk where I see the future of Nextcloud as a […]

Nextcloud

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in KDE, ownCloud, private | 26 Comments

This is a big one! As announced 5 weeks ago I left ownCloud, Inc., The company that I co-founded. Not because I abandoned ownCloud or the idea behind it. Actually the opposite. I don’t want to go into details but there are a lot of things that could have been better at ownCloud Inc. Usually this […]

1000 contributors!

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in KDE, ownCloud | 5 Comments

On the ownCloud blog, Jos shared today that the ownCloud community has hit an impressive milestone! The project I started 6 years ago just got a contribution from the 1000th volunteer who considered ownCloud worth the time and effort to contribute code to! Only a year ago, we were so proud having hit over 550 […]

big changes: I am leaving ownCloud, Inc. today

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in ownCloud | 52 Comments

Recently I had to make one of my hardest decisions so far. Because this has an impact beyond myself I want to share this here: I am leaving ownCloud, Inc. today. But, the journey of ownCloud and Frank is not over! 6 years ago until now I founded the ownCloud project a little over 6 […]

9.0 is the biggest ownCloud release so far

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in KDE, ownCloud, privacy | 21 Comments

I’m super happy to report that ownCloud 9.0 is released today. This is the biggest and most important ownCloud release so far with a ton of performance improvements, bug fixes, cleanup but also new features. Especially exiting is that fact that more people have contributed to this release then ever before. We also collaborated more with […]