MakeUseOf: ownCloud: A Cross-Platform, Self-Hosted Alternative to Dropbox & Google Calendar

Posted by ownCloud GmbH – 15. July 2013

The NSA and PRISM scares demonstrated that governments can and will access the various popular online cloud services. This means that now is one of the best times to consider creating your own cloud solution.

With your own cloud, you can get the same benefits of accessing various services such as file storage and calendars that you find with commercial solutions, but instead, all of that data is under your control.

This may seem like a daunting task to accomplish, but the open source developers behind ownCloud have been hard at work to provide a framework that anyone can use to easily create their own cloud services without having to write lines of code.

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