|From:||Patrick R McDonald <marlowe-AT-antagonism.org>|
|Subject:||[tahoe-lafs-weekly-news] TWN 32|
|Date:||Mon, 28 May 2012 08:50:19 -0500|
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 ===================================================== Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News, issue number 32, May 27, 2012 ===================================================== Welcome to the Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News (TWN). Tahoe-LAFS_ is a secure, distributed storage system. `View TWN on the web`_ *or* `subscribe to TWN`_. If you would like to view the "new and improved" TWN, complete with pictures; please take a `look`_. .. _Tahoe-LAFS: https://tahoe-lafs.org .. _View TWN on the web: https://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/wiki/TahoeLAFSWeek... .. _subscribe to TWN: https://tahoe-lafs.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/tahoe-laf... .. _look: https://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN32.html Announcement and News ===================== TWN Celebrates One Orbit Around the Daystar - ------------------------------------------- Today, we celebrate the one year anniversary of Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News. So many excited things happened in the Tahoe-LAFS universe this past year. We saw the release of Tahoe-LAFS `1.8.3`_, `1.9`_ and `1.9.1`_. There was not `one`_, not `two`_, but `three`_ Tahoe-LAFS Summits. Tahoe-LAFS received a `new server`_. Numerous Tahoe-LAFS grids appeared in `Virginia Tech`_, San Franscisco (`Noisebridge`_) and location unknown (`Cryto Coding Collective`_ and `JonDonym`_). Tahoe-LAFS' influence could be seen in projects like `Nilestore`_, `FreedomBox`_, `Tamias`_ and `Cryptosphere`_. We even saw the founding of a company who donated their work back to Tahoe-LAFS, in `Least Authority Enterprise`_ (LAE) |LAE|. We are really excited in where Tahoe-LAFS is going and that "provider-independent" security is catching on all over. .. _`1.8.3`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN14.html .. _`1.9`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN17.html .. _`1.9.1`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN21.html .. _`one`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/wiki/Summit .. _`two`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/wiki/Summit .. _`three`: https://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN25.html .. _`new server`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN17.html .. _`Virginia Tech`: https://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN18.html .. _`Noisebridge`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/~zooko/TWN13.html .. _`Cryto Coding Collective`: https://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN30.html .. _`JonDonym`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN16.html .. _`Nilestore`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/~zooko/TWN11.html .. _`FreedomBox`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN17.html .. _`Tamias`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN20.html .. _`Cryptosphere`: https://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN24.html .. _`Least Authority Enterprise`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN15.html Thoughts from the Scribe - ------------------------ When Zooko |zooko| suggested I write a weekly Tahoe-LAFS newsletter a year ago, I was a little unsure. I was not sure what I would write about or if I would be able to provide stories which would capture the attention of the incredible community surrounding Tahoe-LAFS. I must say now that I am ever so grateful for this opportunity. I can't express my thanks enough, but I will do my very best to below. First, I would like to thank the readers. If it wasn't for you, this newsletter, wouldn't exist. Your exceptional feedback (see below) makes writing TWN a sheer joy. I look forward to doing this every week and that is in large part due to you. I would like to thank the development and support team of Tahoe-LAFS. Thank you for the gift of Tahoe-LAFS. I hope I help more people realize what a special thing we have here. In particular, I would like to thank Zooko, Brian |brian| and David-Sarah |davidsarah|. Your brilliant discussions on the mailing list and IRC stretched the limits of my brain, forcing me to look up numerous things. Thank you so much for expanding my knowledge. Thank you to Peter |peter|. Your interview helped convince me that I didn't need to be a developer to contribute to an OSS project in a meaningful way. That interview did more to encourage me to continue than you will ever know. Thanks to Kevan |kevan| for being my first interview. Thanks to Marcus |marcusw| for forwarding me all the tab completion fails :). Lastly, thanks to the many whom, I didn't get to mention. You have made me a better person and not just technically. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank You to Atlas Networks - --------------------------- We would like to say thank you to `Atlas Networks`_ |AtlasNetworks| for their continued support and generous donation of four servers. As noted in `TWN #14`_, "In addition to the generosity of their hardware donation, Atlas Networks provide the Tahoe-LAFS project with remote consoles and technical support, including complete OS reinstalls." As a way of showing my appreciation, I will be moving my last VPS over to Atlas Networks. Thank you for your support. .. _Atlas Networks: http://atlasnetworks.us .. |AtlasNetworks| image:: AtlasNetworks.png :height: 35 :alt: Atlas Networks :target: http://atlasnetworks.us .. _`TWN #14`: https://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN14.html Redundant Array of Independent Clouds Makes a Big Splash - -------------------------------------------------------- The `article on RAIC`_ in last week's TWN made a tremendous splash. Numerous tweets regarding it appeared on Twitter. The following, "Redundant Array of Independent Clouds -- Dropbox, Googledrive, memopal, ... http://j.mp/MviO55" [`0`_] was retweeted 22 times and favorited by 41 users. Numerous other news channels picked it up and ran with the story. TWN experienced a large increase in the number of subscribers this past week. My feelings tell me it was largely a result of this story. So congratulations to Deigo "sickness" Righi |sickness|, your idea resonates with a lot of people. .. _`article on RAIC`: https://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN31.rst .. _`0`: https://twitter.com/newsycombinator/status/20398464325347... Free/Open Source Project of the Week - ------------------------------------ One of the `first FOSS projects`_ we wrote about was `git-annex`. Back then, Tahoe-LAFS was made a `backend`_ to git-annex. git-annex is a tool that uses all of git's machinery for identifying and tracking files, but stores the actual complete contents of the files in a separate location instead of in the git repo itself.Now the developer, Joey Hess, is in the middle of a very ($9,842 pledged) successful `Kickstarter campaign`_. Congratulations Joey on achieving your funding and we look for to the new features which result. .. _`first FOSS projects`: https://tahoe-lafs.org/~marlowe/TWN1.html .. _`git-annex`: http://git-annex.branchable.com/ .. _`backend`: http://git-annex.branchable.com/special_remotes/ .. _`Kickstarter campaign`: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joeyh/git-annex-assis... Glowing Quotes ============== Two glowing quotes this week. The first comes from a user, Saint Germain, in `response to answers to their question`_ "Wow, you guys don't do things by half... I was not expecting such a detailed answer ! After 12 years on linux, it never ceases to amaze me how open and friendly the open source community is." This last set is regarding the TWN. I would like to personally thank, j_s and Zooko for such glowing personal reviews. "whoever put together this newsletter is clearly doing a great job for that community" [`1`_] "Amen!! Patrick "marlowe" McDonald has really given us a gift by publishing the Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News every week. We're coming up on the Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News one-year anniversary next week. ☺" [`2`_] .. _`response to answers to their question`: https://tahoe-lafs.org/pipermail/tahoe-dev/2012-May/00736... .. _`1`: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3997429 .. _`2`: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3997548 Tahoe-LAFS on Twitter ===================== @SGgrc have you ever looked at Tahoe-LAFS (distributed encrypted filessytem) http://bit.ly/K26V47 [`3`_] This is awesome - a redundant, distributed file system: tahoe-lafs http://buff.ly/L7NtQM [`4`_] Here's the entry in Duplicati's blog where they announce the addition of Tahoe-LAFS backend: http://identi.ca/url/69931029 [`5`_] .. _`3`: https://twitter.com/tvgtvg/status/204143972778639360 .. _`4`: https://twitter.com/ddrager/status/204195040120143872 .. _`5`: https://twitter.com/zooko/status/205002859576705024 - From the tahoe-dev Mailing List =============================== Potential use of personal backup - -------------------------------- As mentioned above, a new user, Saint Germain was unsure of Tahoe-LAFS' ability to be used for `personal backups`_. Guido Witmond included some of the reasons to use Tahoe-LAFS for personal backup: * it's easy to setup, although not yet "Parent-proof"; * it works out-of-the-box on many platforms; * it is encrypted by default; * only you have the key, so no one else can read your data, unlike the other cloud providers; * that it shows the 'health' of your data; and allows to repair it. [`6`_] Zooko provided one of the better `descriptions of Tahoe-LAFS`_, I have experienced the privileges to read. I may have to steal it and place it in the introductory documentation. On a side note, Saint Germain is writing an article on new backup software for the French site, linuxfr.org and may add Tahoe-LAFS to the article. Regardless of whether the article includes Tahoe-LAFS, we would love to see it. .. _`personal backups`: https://tahoe-lafs.org/pipermail/tahoe-dev/2012-May/00734... .. _`6`: https://tahoe-lafs.org/pipermail/tahoe-dev/2012-May/00735... .. _`descriptions of Tahoe-LAFS`: https://tahoe-lafs.org/pipermail/tahoe-dev/2012-May/00736... Patches Needing Review of the Week ================================== There is one (1) ticket still needing review for 1.9.2: * `#1115`_: add servers-of-happiness to reports (post-repair says 10 hosts have good shares but there only 4 hosts) There are five (5) ticket still needing review for 1.10.0: * `#937`_: 'tahoe run' doesn't work for an introducer node * `#1539`_: stop putting pkg_resources.require() into .tac files * `#1159`_: stop using .tac files: make it possible to change appname, Python package-directory name, perhaps other names * `#1693`_: flogtool doesn't get automatically provided * `#1240`_: add functional test of ResponseCache in favour of MDMFSlotReadProxy's cache There are three (3) tickets still needing review of 1.11.0: * `#1265`_: New Visualizer is insufficiently labelled/documented (plus layout problem) * `#1382`_: immutable peer selection refactoring and enhancements * `#1569`_: rerecord and review pluggable backends for landing on trunk .. _`#1115`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1115 .. _`#937`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/937 .. _`#1539`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1539 .. _`#1159`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1159 .. _`#1693`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1693 .. _`#1240`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1240 .. _`#1265`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1265 .. _`#1382`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1382 .. _`#1569`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1569 - ---- *The Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News is published once a week by The Tahoe-LAFS* *Software Foundation, President and Treasurer: Peter Secor* *. Scribes: Patrick "marlowe" McDonald* |marlowe| *, Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn* *, Editor: Zooko.* `View TWN on the web`_ *or* `subscribe to TWN`_ *. Send your news stories to* `email@example.com`_ *— submission deadline: Friday night.* .. firstname.lastname@example.org: mailto:email@example.com .. |zooko| image:: zooko.png :height: 35 :alt: zooko :target: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/wiki/AboutUs .. |peter| image:: psecor.jpg :height: 35 :alt: peter :target: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/wiki/AboutUs .. |marlowe| image:: marlowe-x75-bw.jpg :height: 35 :alt: marlowe :target: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/wiki/AboutUs .. |davidsarah| image:: davidsarah_bw.png :height: 35 :alt: davidsarah :target: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/wikiAboutUs .. |brian| image:: warner.png :height: 35 :alt: brian :target: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/wiki/AboutUs .. |marcusw| image:: marcus.png :height: 35 :alt: marcusw .. |sickness| image:: sickness.jpg :height: 35 :alt: sickness .. |kevan| image:: kevan.png :height: 35 :alt: kevan .. |LAE| image:: LAE.png :height: 35 :alt: Least Authority Enterprises :target: http://leastauthority.com -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.12 (GNU/Linux) iQIcBAEBCAAGBQJPw4KSAAoJEAT4nRyi0elySjIQAIcO9HPlFHdzWEKe3kAuN4ge npM99S86Iu5MiUVtc3+xA2dNEP++egISngHuiZrNYoomQbeMec3aX5VjWHr8fple wl6mhH1EJiEpBE54g6G7BlCDMrhVs53tpN0cShw7kTEtSwyjhuMtklbJaDyuxgRY V8cvarGe6l0RZf7+YWiTwl7CLVCWNXciKFMxBGCaem1iOx29TSIEMXW1Y7sVbLl7 xrK+mPdUcGM7YhLRfvnRPq8kgRBnZ9c1+Ovycp+X8/6Lvj3mu5aRndsSZDU6+tZa SdRmgIPHSNV/Cox5D1YdqSXmv+eJg+2qfH6ZPsD16QpoYoNAcBnlLaoaOn4N39Nh Yg4JASDtpLnVxJOVeSu7ROtRIJBB8ZK0E/Xfgt4C4JFR3oKVPAsqAuWhhL1qjXt8 VXf9MSu23u2AJ13CdjTw666NRRoTzf3DYodoXOJ1TWKy0QaC0gvR7z2xKxPzegAK TrvW6ksceloEOQNBRxEnRzzEqxo79GRAGywWPeR8dJq67PRo4w47nZfz/z1im12R a/T5/u24fMC8yGKbpN6QXpp7QUmJcKM+6fBYbk34pYp7eUpTmlmByogR02THt59y OAMXZlA3DRNn9HIgekcz92Bx3USNpZ2uN3yifRON48vJMR9P9nqy7awWckl1XZMw 3y7qV3YYNiP8C3fLhbl0 =WKuv -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ tahoe-lafs-weekly-news mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://tahoe-lafs.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/tahoe-lafs...
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