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Community, General, News from ownCloud

ownCloud and GÉANT offers Education Customers Special Pricing for Collabora

ownCloud, GÉANT, and Collabora have teamed up to offer our users Collabora Online with in the ownCloud service suite. Collabora Online provides educational and research institutions with a scalable, commercially supported version with long term support, signed security updates and a Service Level […]

Community, General

XTIVIA, Inc. and ownCloud Team Up to Deliver Private Cloud Solutions and Support

Today we announced a new partnership with XTIVIA, Inc., an award-winning information technology solution, consulting, and development company that does whatever it takes to help customers improve their technology and business. XTIVIA provides “database, application development, and integration […]

Community, General

ownCloud 9.1 Enterprise Edition Now Available

Previously we announced the release of ownCloud 9.1 Server, well, today we are excited to announce the enterprise version is also now available. ownCloud 9.1 Enterprise Edition introduces a number of new features and innovations including integrated Two-Factor Authentication, Workflow Engine, and […]

Community, General

Why you should attend the ownCloud Contributors Conference 2016 in Berlin

Connect with the ownCloud Ecosystem The ownCloud Conference is the yearly main event for community & business users, customers, partners, developers and the ownCloud ecosystem as a whole. It connects ownClouders from around the world, offers customers & partners valuable insights into the […]

Community, General

Bring Your App to the ownCloud Marketplace

Today we are excited to announce the inception of the ownCloud Marketplace, which will be available in early 2017! Developers from the community have been approaching us for a marketing platform, so the idea of the marketplace is to give developers and partners what they’ve been asking for; a […]

Community, General

ownCloud, AGPLv3 and the ownCloud Commercial License

I am often asked to explain the reasoning behind the ownCloud licensing, the ownCloud Enterprise Modules, as well as any derivative work. However, this is not that easy to explain, so I will try to be as clear as possible in this blog post, but I also expect a couple of comments and questions from […]

Community, General, Updates

Government of India Chooses ownCloud for DigiLocker Project

Today we announced some very exciting news. The Indian government has chosen ownCloud to be part of the DigiLocker Project! The idea behind DigiLocker is to provide every Indian citizen with a safe, digital storage space for all of their personal documents in the form of signed PDF files—birth […]

Community, ownCloud in the news

Linux Journal: Better Cloud Storage with ownCloud 9.1

A new version of ownCloud community edition has been released, and it brings a number of important updates, new features and security improvements. The result is a more useful and safe environment for collaboration and cloud storage. OwnCloud is an open-source alternative to commercial services like […]

Community, ownCloud in the news

Softpedia: ownCloud 9.1 Community Edition Cloud Server Adds Innovative Security Features

ownCloud has recently announced the availability of the first major release for the 9.x series of the open-source self-hosting cloud server software aimed at GNU/Linux operating systems. ownCloud 9.1 Community Edition is now the latest stable and most advanced release of the ownCloud Server, which […]

Community, General, News from ownCloud

Introducing the ownCloud Foundation

Today we are excited to announce the formation of the ownCloud Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit entity created to oversee the entirety of the ownCloud ecosystem and to keep the future of ownCloud intact. The Foundation is also a means of being more open with all of our users. By placing […]

Community, General

ownCloud Contributor Community Grows 80% in One Year!

Wow, do we have a great community here at ownCloud. And I mean really great! In 2015, 5 years after the initial inception of ownCloud, we had a grand total of 550 contributors, which is awesome. However, in just over a year since that number was recognized, we are proud to announce that we our […]

Community, ownCloud in the news

Linux Journal: Tighter Security in OwnCloud v9

ownCloud is a free Web-based app that provides Dropbox-style file hosting. With the release of version 9 on the horizon, it’s a good time to take a look at the improved security features. Storing your data in the cloud is highly convenient, but it does increase the risk of data theft or […]

Community, ownCloud in the news

OStatic: ownCloud 9.0 is a Must-Have Upgrade for the Popular Cloud Platform

The extremely popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds has just reached some remarkable new milestones. You can move beyond what services such as Dropbox and Box offer by leveraging ownCloud, and you don’t have to have your files sitting on […]

Community, ownCloud in the news

Cloudwards: ownCloud 9 Release Includes New Features

Hailed as the biggest so far, the ownCloud 9.0 release comes with new features as well as performance improvements and fixes. The Community Edition is available already, with the Enterprise Edition scheduled for release in April.

Community, General

ownCloud 9 Community Edition Now Available

  Today is the release of the long awaited ownCloud 9 Community Edition. ownCloud 9 Community Edition includes significant improvements for users, administrators and developers delivering innovative collaboration features like comments and tags, enabling ultimate scalability with the improved […]

Community, General

Computerwoche.de reports how Deutsche Bahn is using ownCloud

Computerwoche.de, the German equivalent of Computer World, reported on how Deutsche Bahn is using ownCloud. Deutsche Bahn is one of the world’s leading passenger and logistics companies operating in 130 countries worldwide. “The DB Systel GmbH, the internal information and communication […]

Community, General

Protect your data with ownCloud and benefit now from special pricing through the GÉANT Framework Agreement valid until End of the Year 2015

Research Facilities and Universities rely on ownCloud as they require an on-premise File Sync and -Share solution with the ability to protect sensitive data or research and to manage data at scale. The GÉANT Association, representative of the European National Research and Education Networks, and […]

Community, General

Desktop Client 2.0 – Offering Multi-Account and Large Folder Sync

Today ownCloud has released the newest version of the Desktop Client, 2.0. With this release comes the resolution of numerous bugs, as well as two brand new features: multi-account and large folder sync thresholds. One of the most consistent requests we have had for the ownCloud Desktop Client is […]

Community

datto Announcement of ownCloud Partnership with Demo at dattocon 2015 [Video]

Check out this video from the keynote address at dattocon 2015 where Austin McChord, the CEO of datto, announced their partnership with ownCloud and the fact that ownCloud would immediately be available on every SIRIS system ever sold. Philipp Heckel then demonstrates how SIRIS works with ownCloud. […]

Community, General

Why Enterprise Organizations Should Care About Open Source’d Applications

Over on the .org blog, we published an article about contributing to our mobile apps. The ownCloud Android app has been open source since its inception and we made the source code of the ownCloud iOS app available under the GPL this past November. Having the source of these apps open for […]

Community

ownCloud and PHP Interview on Community Site

Check out this interview I gave with ownCloud’s Server Development Team Lead Thomas Müller on the community blog. Together we talked the language of PHP, a central part of the ownCloud infrastructure that makes it easy to deploy on a wide range of platforms and possible to scale from […]

Community, General

ownCloud community at FOSDEM and SCALE

Last month ownCloud was present at the two biggest Open Source enthusiast events in Europe and the USA, FOSDEM and SCALE respectively. We ran booths, gave talks, and handed out a few thousand fliers, stickers, and other marketing materials to a very enthusiastic audience. Both events have been […]

Community, Federated Cloud Sharing, General

Federated Clouds at MIT

This Friday, 13 February, I’ll be speaking at MIT about the next generation of file sync and share – which is really about getting back to the original design of the Internet – distributed and federated networks. Check out the agenda at https://calendar.csail.mit.edu/events/147088. The idea […]

Community, General

Sciebo – Germany’s largest cloud project with up to 500,000 users – launches today

Congratulations to Sciebo, the project which goes live at noon today, enabling universal file accees for employees, teachers and students at more than 20 universities in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. Thanks to state funding, additional universities may follow which would result in 500,000 […]

Community, General

Linux.com: 2015: To Ensure an Open Cloud, IT History has to Repeat Itself

Did everyone see my story, 2015: To Ensure an Open Cloud, IT History has to Repeat Itself, on Linux.com yesterday? In it I go back into technology’s past comparing the questions that were asked then to the questions being asked today to prove that the future of technology, especially in terms […]

Community, General

Wired: Private Cloud Storage: A Professional Document Management Solution

Did everyone see my article, Private Cloud Storage: A Professional Document Management Solution, published on Wired last Wednesday? If you haven’t already done so, make sure you check it out, I’m pretty proud of it. I write: “Document management is a challenge which many companies […]

Community, General

And so it Begins: Now the FCC is Policy data Protection

That’s according to a recent Bloomberg piece: New Sheriff in Town: FCC Expands Its Reach to Data Security. According to the story: “The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) entered the data security enforcement field in October, levying a $10 million fine against two telecommunications […]

Community, General

Three Ways to Block Dropbox in the Workplace

Lately there has been a lot of hubbub about employees using personal clouds in the work place causing data leaks so this article by Neeraj Periwal — on MSPMentor entitled “Three Ways to Block Dropbox in the Workplace” – caught our attention. Periwal writes: “Given the security risks […]

Community, General

Thanks to our Community and our Users!

Following our launch last week of ownCloud 7 Enterprise Edition and the latest desktop app, we did a quick check and found that we had sold more than 250,000 mobile apps (Android and iOS) in the various app stores! Now, considering this does not include ownCloud Enterprise Edition customers, […]

Community, General

Did we mention? Check out the new 1.7.0 desktop client!

In all the noise (and work) last week of our big ownCloud 7 server launch, we may have been a little neglectful of our desktop client. This release marks the next big step in open source file synchronization technology with overlay icons, selective sync and more. There are huge performance […]

Community, General

Taking ownCloud beyond file sync and share

Today we launched ownCloud 7 Enterprise Edition, taking ownCloud beyond “just” file sync and share, offering organizations the ability to access, control and manage files across corporate data silos (application, storage and even cloud) keeping them where they are and leveraging existing data […]

Community, General

LinuxCon Europe Keynote and Panel Discussion

Last month in Dusseldorf, the Linux Foundation gave me the opportunity to keynote at their LinuxCon Europe event. I was then joined on stage by Markus and several customers talking about the need for private clouds acting as public clouds. Now, the full video is available: Check it out, comment, […]

Community, General

Understanding the ownCloud/Ubuntu Kerfuffle

A bit of a kerfuffle this week in the media captured well here by Swapnil. Let’s be clear, this was not a disagreement between ownCloud and Canonical, but instead a reflection of the shifting application model on open source and beyond. Lukas captures it well here. Bottom line is Canonical and […]

Community, General

Lots of warning signs

If anyone was watching the news this weekend – even with one eye open – you’d have noticed a ton of troubling news on data privacy. Each story would have merited a blog of its own, but with so many coming as they did in just the last few days…. First – let’s get to the story that made […]

Community, General

Join Me Tomorrow at the DeIC Conference 2014

Sorry for the late notice, but tomorrow I will be opening the DeIC (Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation) Conference 2014 talking about the dangers of consolidation of data. I’ve spoken about this before — we are heading full speed into a future where a huge piece of the personal information […]

Community, Press releases

ownCloud Community and ownCloud Enterprise: What’s Right for Your Business

ownCloud Webinar: Learn which ownCloud version works best for your needs LEXINGTON, Mass., September 17, 2014 — Having difficulty deciding which ownCloud version is right for your business? Join ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share […]

Community, General

When I say we have the most awesome community, I mean it

Following our release last week of ownCloud 7 Community Edition, I sat down together with our community manager and just marveled at the amazing thing that we had built together with the community. I knew subjectively how awesome our community here is – and, by the way, how much fun they are to […]

Community, General

Watch Me on the Linux Action Show Sunday

That’s right, I’m making another appearance on the Linux Action Show this Sunday at (1-3 PM ET) talking about ownCloud 7. I always have a blast chatting with the guys and putting ownCloud through its paces live, so join me and share in the fun.

Community, General

ownCloud 7 Community Edition: So you want Public Cloud flexibility in your Private Cloud?

You got it in ownCloud 7 Community Edition. Check out Frank’s blog here for details on this great feature – and all the other great additions and improvements in 7. What does 7 mean for our customers – and those interested in becoming customers? You can see more on the features here, and here […]

Community, General

Sneak Preview: Admins get more control and better performance with 7

Check out our latest blog on ownCloud 7 Community Edition, all about the greater control and performance ownCloud 7 gives to admins.

Community, General

Building an Inter-University Private Cloud with Open Source ownCloud

In case you might have missed it, our customer at Sync and Share NRW, Dr. Raimund Vogl, has written a blog about how he and his organization chose ownCloud for 500,000 sync and share users: Building an Inter-University Private Cloud with Open Source ownCloud, on Linux.com. How cool is that!? Vogl […]

Community, General

How are Red Hat, ownCloud and HP making file sharing secure in the cloud?

Just thought I’d mimic Red Hat’s blog this morning: “Find out how ownCloud with Red Hat Storage Server on HP ProLiant SL4540 servers provides a scalable high-performance solution that lets users collaborate effectively while allowing IT staff to stay in control of the data.” We’ve blogged […]

Community, General

ownCloud 7- Faster Performance, Easier to Use

With the release of ownCloud 7 just a little more than a week away, I thought I’d discuss just how much faster and easier it is. Last week, we discussed sharing, and more sharing. We dug deep under the covers to get ownCloud loading significantly faster and even changing the way storage is […]

Community, General

ownCloud 7 Release Meetup

ownCloud is getting ready to release ownCloud 7 Community Edition and what better way to celebrate than with a Meetup? You are all invited to attend our pre-release Meetup on July 8th for networking and learning about ownCloud at our Lexington headquarters. We will begin at 6:30pm with a meet and […]

Community, General

More Sharing Features in ownCloud 7

I wrote about our new Server-to-Server sharing feature earlier this week, but I wanted to go into more detail on the other sharing improvements in ownCloud 7. For the most part, these improvement provide even more flexibility and control. Flexibility comes from no longer requiring a shared folder to […]

Community, General

Dropbox Adds View-Only Shared Folders To Seduce Stiff Enterprises

We sometimes get cautioned by commenters on this blog to not be too hard on our competition. And, while we don’t consider Dropbox to be a competitor (quite the opposite, Dropbox is the reason we exist) we do take those comments to heart. That’s why, after seeing this announcement in […]

Community, General

ownCloud 7 Community Edition Hot Feature: Turning Private Clouds into Public Clouds

We launched ownCloud 7 Community Edition Beta last week and between now and the release of GA a few weeks from now, we’re going to be blogging on our community site about the important new features. We started off today with Server-to-Server sharing. You can read more here, but I wanted to […]

Community, General

Dropbox – AND Box — labelled “security risk” by enterprise companies

So I was a little bemused, by this headline (we added the Box) coming out of the UK last week, I mean, I thought that was already an accepted fact. But I guess it is good to have just one more data point: “According to a survey by Harris Interactive, which contacted 308 IT decision makers, 190 of […]

Community, General

Release of ownCloud 7 Community Edition, What it Means for Business

Today, we released the BETA of ownCloud 7 Community Edition, which provides even finer grain controls for protecting data while at the same time simplifying deployment, set up and use of ownCloud – not to mention some great new end user features! You can get a lot of information from the release, […]

Community, General

Why I Built ownCloud

A great blog today on Linux.com from, well, me ( : “There I was, 4 years ago (this past January) at CampKDE in San Diego, giving a talk on data privacy, warning the audience about the risks to their privacy from cloud vendors – in particular, Dropbox. So, build it yourself they said. Sure, […]

Community, General

ownCloud Developers Meeting improves and polishes latest code

Core ownCloud developers meet several times a year to focus heads-down one week on improving and fine tuning ownCloud. Last week we had more than 20 developers meet in Stuttgart and Berlin, Germany to work on upcoming ownCloud releases. We accomplished: Significant speed improvement UX and Design […]

Community, General

Latest Desktop Client Offers Less CPU Usage With Performance Improvements

We released our newest, improved, ownCloud Desktop Client this week. The client is available for all three major platforms, Windows, Mac, and Linux, and allows users to connect their desktops to private ownCloud servers, giving them the ability to sync their files across desktops and mobile devices. […]

Community, General

Review: ownCloud 6 Addresses Cloud Security FUD

Did you see the latest ownCloud review? Says Frank Ohlhorst of Enterprise Networking Planet: “All things considered, the latest iteration of ownCloud delivers a feature set that should be the envy of any cloud-based file sharing and collaboration service, while providing enterprises with the […]

Community, General

Welcome Claudine Bianchi, our new CMO

Today we are adding world-class marketing chops with the addition of Claudine Bianchi as Chief Marketing Officer. Claudine adds extensive marketing expertise and proven success in driving B2B technology companies to growth; through her career she has delivered close to $1 billion in market value for […]

Community, General

News from the Community

With the addition this month of a community manager, we've been better able to track and report the doings in the community. Although I know this is the corporate blog, I thought many of you would like to see the innovative work being done in the community, because some of this work impacts ownCloud […]

Community, General

Community Doings

Even though this is our corporate blog, I like from time to time to give you some peeks into what’s happening in our community. I thought you might be interested in this and this and this. A lot of good stuff happening!

Community, General

Is Microsoft Changing Data on OneDrive?

We don’t know for sure, we certainly became a bit concerned when we read this piece. Sean Byrne of Myce writes: “When OneDrive got stuck in an endless loop of trying to sync a few files and the issue returned when I tried clearing its cache as instructed on Microsoft’s discussion […]

Community, General

Box delays IPO, Is Public Cloud Momentum Beginning to Slow?

Well, frankly, I think it’s a given – especially if you take a look at Bessemer’s cloud computing index in this VentureBeat story, but I guess we have to ask why. I mean, the cloud is great; fast, often cheap deployment and flexible on and off boarding. Great flexibility for departments and […]

Community, General

ownCloud 6.0.3 Released

Today we released the latest update for our latest Community Edition – fixing some minor bugs and introducing several improvements in usability and performance for LDAP. See Arthur’s blog for all the details. http://www.arthur-schiwon.de/ldap-owncloud-603-improved-performance-and-more

Community, General

US Judge to Cloud Providers: Give us your customer’s data wherever it is – really?!?

A troubling bit of news hit late Friday (isn’t that when all the troubling news seems to hit?). Reuters reported that: “In what appears to be the first court decision addressing the issue, U.S. Magistrate Judge James Francis in New York said Internet service providers such as Microsoft Corp […]

Community, General

The value proposition of Open Source

Last week, Box announced Box Open Source in a tweet. According to Box CEO Aaron Levie; "Box couldn't exist without open source projects," and his company would release the engineering tools they had been using internally under an open license. This is awesome for them to admit -- unlike another […]

Community, General

Wow – look at us scale!

Thanks to Red Hat, we announced this morning the results of a scalability test: the testing benchmarked 25,000 concurrent users of ownCloud Enterprise Edition and Red Hat Storage running on industry-standard x86 servers. The configuration used illustrates a 2x total cost of ownership (TCO) […]

Community, General

Political Firestorm

Cloud file sync and share companies have been making a lot of news lately; filing for IPOs, product announcements, and even Board member changes. I would like to talk -- in general – about business strategy, because, frankly, I'm just not sure that the cloud vendors get it. "It" is […]

Community, General

Watch us Scale like a Public Cloud at the Red Hat Summit

We are thrilled to unveil our most recent performance benchmark results with ownCloud and Red Hat Storage. If you’re in San Francisco next week, stop by Red Hat Summit in San Francisco's Moscone Center South April 14-16 (booth number 605 of the Red Hat Partner Pavilion) and see how scalable and […]

Community, General

Free Still isn’t Free

At the risk of being redundant, I have to comment on the Canonical Ubuntu One story. Jane Silber, Canonical’s CEO, said: …. the free storage wars aren’t a sustainable place for us to be, particularly with other services now regularly offering 25GB-50GB free storage. If we offer a service, […]

Community, Technology

Canonical Ubuntu One Users, Come Check out ownCloud

You've probably already noticed that Canonical announced today their plan to shut down their Ubuntu One service. Canonical CEO Jane Silber wrote that "the free storage wars aren’t a sustainable place for us to be, particularly with other services now regularly offering 25GB-50GB free storage […]

Community, General

There is no Free Ride

Continuing our past thread on the concept of “free” file sync and share for business, there was a very interesting in-depth report out last week from Tech Crunch on the upcoming Box IPO. What struck us in particular was the cost to Box – and the prevalence – of its free users. According to […]

Community, General

Former openSUSE Community Manager joins ownCloud

ownCloud is growing, and growing fast, and the ownCloud community is so vital to that growth, to that creativity, to that energy. And that's why I'm super happy to announce that Jos Poortvliet has joined ownCloud to help me support the community and everything you do. Most of you probably […]

Community, General

Bi-Continental ownCloud Meetups

Close to 50 people stopped by ownCloud in Munich and Lexington, Ma. yesterday to find out what all the fuss is about. Standing room-only crowds listened to Matt and me give an ownCloud history and overview and then most stayed around to learn how to write ownCloud apps. In Munich, we had a […]

Community, General

Just How Cheap Can Public Cloud Computing Get?

ReadWrite’s Matt Asay asks in a recent piece – close on the heels of Google announcing that it was now pricing 100GB of storage at $1.99 a month. Makes you wonder who are the real customers for the data you are storing at so low a price. But I digress. We predicted this race to the bottom […]

Community, General

What a Week!

For those of you on vacation last week (or hiding from the press), ownCloud just had quite a week. On Tuesday we launched our most ambitious product to-date. ownCloud 6 Enterprise Edition not only provides finer grain control for IT, it is easier to deploy and manage than ever – including an […]

Community, General

ownCloud Meetup in Lexington Ma. – write your own ownCloud App!

Next week I’ll be in our Boston – that’s actually Lexington – offices and, thanks to Maureen Gilreath, we’re going to have a Meetup on Wednesday, March 19, beginning at 6:30. Come by to meet me, Matt and Markus and grab a slice of pizza. Stick around and learn how easy it is to build an […]

Community, General

Personal Cloud Solutions on the Rise

After the NSA scandal came to light, personal cloud solutions have increased, according to Wired’s Clive Thompson – who called it “the Edward Snowden effect,” in his opinion piece “It’s Time for You to Take the Cloud Back From Corporations.” He continues, “People now know that the […]

Community, General

Finer Control, Enhanced Integration and Greater Productivity – All with the Latest ownCloud Enterprise Edition

That’s right, announced today, ownCloud 6 Enterprise Edition! ownCloud is the first and only enterprise file sync and share to feature a sophisticated file access rules engine to enhance control and govern access to files with highly configurable rules. This means that administrators can set […]

Community, General

When You Pay for Cloud Storage, You’re Only Paying for Convenience

So writes Wired magazine’s Richard Baguley. Wired, “looking at some of the cheapest and most expensive products in a given category, testing each to see what their limits are and to help you figure out when you can cheap it out, and when to plunk down some extra cash to get what you need” […]

Community, General

Consumer-Grade File Sync and Share Not Ready for Business

Consumer sync and share solutions have, for the most part, made our lives easier by giving us access to our files from any device, at any time, from any location. If you have a smartphone, chances are you have Dropbox or something like it at your fingertips right now. Based on this reality, one […]

Community, General

Hey Boston, Join our Meetup

That's right -- ownCloud is having a meetup in our Lexington, Ma headquarters on March 19th. http://www.meetup.com/applications/events/169173872/ We'll start with a meet and greet at 6:30 then I will join Matt to talk about how easy it is to build an ownCloud app. Come join us.That's right -- […]

Community, General

New on the ownCloud mobile clients: Share Link

As many of you know, one of ownCloud 6 Community Edition’s new features was the Sharing API. Now, with the sharing API in place, the new updated ownCloud mobile apps allow you to Share by Link directly from mobile clients. Whether your friends and colleagues are ownCloud users or not, now you […]

Community, General, Technology

Libraries SHOULD be Free, and Public, Shouldn’t They?

That’s why today we announced we are releasing our mobile libraries under the MIT license. We are always talking about how extensible ownCloud is – how easy it is to extend ownCloud to do what you need to do with it, well, opening up these libraries is a great example. So check out the press […]

Community, General

Swiss Universities turn to ownCloud for File Sync and Share

This is a little dated but I thought it was interesting none-the-less. In December, we announced a terrific deal with TERENA, the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association. Essentially, TERENA endorsed ownCloud to its community -- securing favored pricing for its 41 national […]

Community, General

It’s 9am, do you know where your important business files are?

Great Smart Company piece on BYO cloud this week. Reporter David Hancocks’s article -- “Is BYO cloud a threat to your business?” explores the risks businesses take allowing employees to use consumer-grade file sync and share. How many employees upload these important files to their private […]

Community, General

What do Angry Birds and Corporate Espionage have in Common?

In the wake of National Privacy Day this week, I was assaulted by a couple stories – both out of the UK. First, news that the NSA and GCHQ were targeting “leaky” phone apps – a la Angry Birds – to collect user data. Reports the Guardian: “The National Security Agency and its UK […]

Community, General

It’s National Privacy Day!

Well, at least according to Geekwire. In the US and Canada, the day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, an international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. (In Europe, where it originated, it’s known as Data Protection Day.) With privacy and the personal data on the […]

Community, General

The Enterprise File Sync and Share Race to the Bottom Continues: But Someone has to Foot the Bill

We saw the announcement today that Box will now be offering 50GB – yes, you heard me, 50GB – FREE. Yikes. Frank has talked about this before, but, what a great deal for Free users! But, being a cloud service, with a business model of selling storage – Box has to, you know, deploy and […]

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Partner Vizuri takes ownCloud for a “Test Drive” with Red Hat

In case you missed this and in the Wall Street Journal ownCloud strategic partner Vizuri has combined Red Hat’s software-defined storage offering with our on-premises, secure file sync and share with a test drive so users are able to see how they can manage and scale their solution as it […]

Community, General

The Sincerest Form of Flattery is Imitation<

Especially when you are being imitated by a world-wide, well-respected, don’t-do-evil company. So I caught this news on TechCrunch today from Google. Great idea! Wait, it was our idea first. Even the same name, and to be blunt, exactly the same capabilities. But we are open source and […]

Community, General

More evidence that researchers and educators love ownCloud

You can see here that today we announced that TERENA, the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association, has endorsed ownCloud to its community, bringing more than 50 million potential users secure, private and easy-to-use file sync and share. According to Péter Szegedi, project […]

Community, General

Why Jörn is ownCloud community, why you should be too

I just loved this blog posted by my friend Jörn Dreyer. It gives very thoughtful reasons to join the ownCloud community. Take a look and join us!

Community, General

Latest ownCloud Desktop Client Available

On the heels of the community's recent launch of ownCloud 6 Community Edition, today we launched our latest desktop client, the fastest, most flexible client yet. Some real good detail is available here, but let's just say that most of what we did in 1.5 has led to significant performance gains. […]

Community, General

ownCloud 6 Design – Making Open Source More Approachable

First off, a big thanks to all the design contributors from the community! I'm proud to see so many people contribute to design and front-end. Recently I even visited the Merz design academy in Stuttgart and worked together with students on improving ownCloud. Our open design process works really […]

Community, General

ownCloud 6 Release Parties

Today we released ownCloud 6 Community Edition as you probably have heard. http://blog.karlitschek.de/2013/12/owncloud-6-is-here.html https://owncloud.com/blog/owncloud-6-community-edition-release-means-enterprise-customers We want to celebrate this again with several release parties. Please […]

Community, General, News from ownCloud, Technology, Updates

ownCloud 6 Community Edition Release, What it Means to Enterprise Customers

I hope everyone saw the announcement today about the release of ownCloud 6 Community Edition. What a great job by the amazing ownCloud community – not to mention the project creator and our CTO Frank Karlitschek. Now that the community edition is here, what happens next? We do quite a few […]

Community, General

ownCloud scores second at Best Cloud-Based File Storage Readers’ Choice Awards 2013 behind Dropbox, ahead of Google, Box and Ubuntu

Linux Journal readers spoke and chose ownCloud as the number two Best Cloud-Based File Storage in the Reader’s Choice Awards 2013, beating out hefty challengers Google, Box and Ubuntu, and falling short only to Dropbox – with its hundreds of millions of users. According to the polls 16.3% of […]

Community, General

New in ownCloud 6 Community Edition: Sharing API

This was one of our most popular feature requests, this will be used by our Mobile and Desktop Clients to enable Sharing without the need to go to the web interface. In fact, the complete feature set of the web interface is supported. How easy is that? Now, share files directly from your mobile […]

Community, General

ownCloud How-to Webinar: Getting Started with ownCloud in the Enterprise

I’ve talked to many customers in the past year, getting ownCloud up and running in their datacenter and giving them and their employees private, secure file sync and share. How cool is my job? That’s why I thought it was great when I was asked to do this free webinar: Getting Started with […]

Community, General

Did I Mention ownCloud has a Great Community: The Power of Translation

The ownCloud community is so many things. We have contributors to the core of our file synch and share engine for instance. We have people who build apps that extend ownCloud for both personal and enterprise file sync and share. Then there are those who work tirelessly finding and fixing bugs. Then […]

Community, General

Enterprisificationizing Consumer File Sync and Share

Enterprise-a-what? Yep, I made up a word. There’s been a lot of news lately of consumer-grade companies trying to get all enterprise with their file sync and share. And many of those companies started all this trouble – we call it the “Dropbox Problem” – in the first place. I started […]

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Germany’s dpa news agency: Ways to secure online storage

Great story coming out of Germany this morning from dpa, Germany’s leading news agency: Our own data cloud: Ways to secure online storage. Reporter Dirk Averesch writes about privacy and protection of data in the wake of the NSA disclosures and warns against using consumer-grade cloud services […]

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ownCloud 6 Community — See Your Stuff Better

Another great feature in ownCloud 6 Community Edition -- available now in BETA – is the ability to see most files (like JPEGs, PDFs, Textfiles, ODT and others) as thumbnails. Why does this matter? Since most of us are visual, having a thumbnail of a file makes finding it a whole lot quicker […]

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Show your true self in ownCloud 6

ownCloud 6 has a great new feature that can help users more easily recognize other users -- Avatars! Document management is great, but it's even better when you recognize the people with whom you are sharing. Now, small user avatar pictures are supported to help with recognition -- especially […]