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China, Russia and California confirm urgent, worldwide need for Personal Clouds

“Data used to be much simpler”. Too simple, probably. Starting this year, we have one more reason to deploy personal clouds as soon as possible: peak data governance.

The future of ODF, XML and office suites in Public Administrations

Last week I attended the Paris Open Source Summit, were I saw things as interesting and diverse as autonomous tractors, Open Source legal support and “degooglized Internet” visions. Please read that other post to know more. Here, I am only going to describe one other moment of POSS 2016, about two other arguments I care a lot about, and on which I wouldn’t mind working again, even if these days I am mostly busy with Digital DIY.

Here is how the percloud would work, in practice

I just got an email by somebody asking how the Free Software alternative to corporate social networks that I call percloud would work. I answered that…

The real problem that the percloud wants to solve, and why it's still necessary

Believe it or not, I only discovered arKos last Friday, through this Slashdot announcement: a project (apparently) very similar to the percloud, which is my own proposal for a Free Software alternative to Facebook, Gmail &C.

The day the world died of cloud computing

Cloud computing is all the rage today: everyone wants us to migrate our digital activities to the “cloud”, that is a new world of remotely hosted data and services.