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Re: EclipseCon France talk


Great !

Here is the abstract I am planning to submit this weekend, feel free
to comment / complete it :

Title: Syncany, the NSA-proof open source file box : concepts,
architecture and work in progress

File syncing services are great (especially Dropbox and their multi
platform syncing clients) but they all come with a major flaw :
these services (and who knows who else) can read your data.

Syncany is an open source Java application aiming to synchronize files
between various devices using any dumb and/or untrusted storage
facility (S3, WebDAV, FTP), using encryption and authentication to
secure your data.
It supports various advanced features like deduplication and
compression to save space and keep track of the various versions of
your files in an efficient way.

You can think it as an encrypted, binary-oriented simplified git : no
active central facility is needed, and all the complexity resides in
the client logic.

This talk is for people interested by the concepts and the
architecture of this software :
- cryptographic concepts, repository files structure and format
- syncing concepts and data model (chunked structure, metadata and versioning)
- work in progress, roadmap, more ideas ?
- growing community, join and participate !


2014-04-08 18:07 GMT+02:00 Philipp Heckel <philipp.heckel@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Hello Mathieu,
> I think that's a great idea and I am happy to support you in any way
> possible. I sporadically checked flights, but I think 500 EURO is a bit much
> for a conference. Maybe if I find something around 100 EURO, I'd be happy to
> attend.
> Other than that, let me know what you need!
> Best
> Philipp
> On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 1:45 PM, Mathieu Velten <matmaul@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> For the majority of people who don't know me I am a sporadic
>> contributor working on the implementation of read/write access using
>> authentication with a potentially different password on top of the
>> current encryption/authentication provided by AES+GCM.
>> You can find my work here :
>> https://github.com/MatMaul/syncany/tree/sign-transformer
>> with some discussions about it and more implementation details here :
>> https://github.com/binwiederhier/syncany/issues/32
>> https://github.com/MatMaul/syncany/compare/sign-transformer#commitcomment-5181934
>> https://github.com/binwiederhier/syncany/issues/28
>> I have the opportunity to propose a talk to the EclipseCon France
>> happening in Toulouse the 18-19 June.
>> What do you think about it ?
>> I was planning to present the goals, current architecture, roadmap,
>> work in progress, growing community with link/QR Code to the github
>> page.
>> I think it could be a valuable promotion that could attract some
>> competent java developers.
>> First I need to provide an abstract of 20 lines with a catchy title
>> (NSA :P ?) before next monday so I can make a proposal and if it is
>> retained I will work on slides (and perhaps a little demo) : I am open
>> to your suggestions, and will send a draft abstract soon, feal free to
>> comment.
>> Of course I will list as coauthor anyone willing to help me with it,
>> with Philipp included anyway since I will be reusing a lot of his docs
>> :)
>> If anyone is interested to attend the conference in person I would
>> gladly share the talk.
>> Regards,
>> Mathieu
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