ownCloud is a software system for what is commonly termed “file hosting“. As such, ownCloud is very similar to the widely-used Dropbox, with the primary difference being that ownCloud is free and open-source, and thereby allowing anyone to install and operate it without charge on a private server, with no limits on storage space (except for hard disk capacity) or the number of connected client

ownCloud is software for cloud storage, data syncing and sharing. It enables people to have their files, events, contacts, and more stored in a central location and accessible across platforms and devices. Project ideas include development of apps, design, documentation and acceptance tests. Most of the coding is done in PHP for the server backend and JavaScript for the frontend.

In order for desktop machines to synchronize files with their ownCloud server, desktop clients are also available for PCs running Windows, OS X, or Linux. Mobile clients also exist for iOS and Android devices. Files and other data (such as calendars, contacts or bookmarks) can also be accessed using a web browser without any additional software. Any updates to files are pushed between all computers or mobile devices connected to a user’s account.

The ownCloud server is written in the scripting languages PHP and JavaScript. For remote access, it employs SabreDAV, an open-source WebDAV server. ownCloud is designed to work with several database management systems, including SQLite, MariaDB, MySQL, Oracle Database, and PostgreSQL.


  • File storage in conventional directory structures or via WebDAV
  • Cryptography
  • Synchronization of clients running Windows (Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8), Mac OS X (10.6 or better), or Linux
  • Calendar (also as CalDAV)
  • Task scheduler
  • Address book (also as CardDAV)
  • Music streaming (through Ampache)
  • User and group administration (via OpenID or LDAP)
  • Sharing of content across groups or public URLs
  • Online text editor with syntax highlighting and code folding
  • Bookmarking
  • URL shortening Suite
  • Photo gallery
  • PDF viewer (using PDF.js)
  • Viewer for ODF Files (.odt, .odp, .ods)
  • Logging Module: supports logging of file-related actions, logs, who accessed what, when and from where. (Only available in the ownCloud Business, Enterprise and Education Edition.

ownCloud : http://owncloud.org


10 Reasons Why Technology Isn’t Bad for Kids

No, Strike That

There is a horrible article making the rounds right now from HuffPost written by the new self-appointed leader of the “Save the Children” crusade, Cris Rowan.And this time, she’s after our iPhones! Get the pitchforks Cleetus, we’re gonna have an angry mob!

I feel horrible for even doing this, because rule number 1 of the Internet is “Don’t Feed the Trolls”. Still,if you want to see what bad science looks like when it’s covered in citations you should go read this article (nostrikethat, 2014).

The short version (although it’s hard to summarize a listicle) is that “technology” is destroying the brains of our children and OH GOD WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN? Technology is defined as “cell phones, internet, iPads, TV”(The stupid article, 2014), which is good because I would hate to have to rip out my toilets. Lucky for the Nostrikethat household, Poop Vanishing Technology is exempt!


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Hadoop integration with OpenStack becomes official

The Sahara project (until very recently known as Savanna) is all about making big data processing on OpenStack simpler by providing an easy way to get Hadoop up and running in the cloud. Sahara has been in incubation since September of last year, and the core team include software developers from Hortonworks, Mirantis, and Red Hat. It was announced this week that Sahara has finally graduated incubation and will become a full-fledged component of the Juno release of OpenStack, set for October of this year. But you don’t have to wait until October to try it out, as there are installation instructions already available for Sahara on multiple OpenStack distributions.

Outreach Program for Women internships

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is software that gives the user the freedom to use, copy, study, change, and improve it. There are many Free and Open Source Software licenses under which software can be released with these freedoms. FOSS contributors believe that this is the best way to develop software because it benefits society, creates a fun collaborative community around a project, and allows anyone to make innovative changes that reach many people. FOSS contributors do various things: software development, system administration, user interface design, graphic design, documentation, community management, marketing, identifying issues and reporting bugs, helping users, event organization, and translations.

Outreach Program for Women (OPW) internships were inspired in many ways by Google Summer of Code and by how few women applied for it in the past. This was reflective of a generally low number of women participating in the FOSS development. The GNOME Foundation first started the internships program with one round in 2006, and then resumed the effort in 2010 with rounds organized every half a year. In the May-August 2012 round, the Software Freedom Conservancy joined the Outreach Program for Women with one internship with the Twisted project. In the January-April 2013 round, many other FOSS organizations joined the program.

For more information visit this link


Most probably Application Period for next round will open again during November-December.