New episode of @librelounge out about Datashards, a project @emacsen and I have been working on for secure, collaborative, decentralized storage primitives for the web. https://librelounge.org/episodes/26-announcing-datashards.html
Datashards is inspired by Tahoe-LAFS and Freenet, but generalized. If you remember the Spritely Magenc/Crystal/Golem secure storage/distribution demos, Datashards grew out of all that!
Please tell me you're talking to @nextclouders and @yunohost about this... #Selfhosting, especially where file sync by small home servers is involved, desperately needs a good solution for both backing up data and redundancy for when the only server (often only a raspberry Pi or similar) goes down.
I'd love to see this in #Peertube, too.
Once we have working applications, I would love if self hosting folks took this up.
Right now DataShards is still in its prototype and design stage. Once we have software you can install and run that shows off the various ways it can be used, then we'll hopefully see many implementations.