Changes between Version 14 and Version 15 of FAQ


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Timestamp:
2010-03-08T08:04:58Z (12 years ago)
Author:
zooko
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advertise Tahoe-LAFS as being OSSM even if you don't want security

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  • FAQ

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    11Q: What is special about Tahoe-LAFS? Why should anyone care about it instead of [http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/wiki/RelatedProjects#OtherProjects other distributed storage systems]?
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    3 A: Tahoe-LAFS is the first Free Software/Open Source storage technology which offers ''provider-independent security''.  ''Provider-independent security'' means that the integrity and confidentiality of your files is guaranteed by mathematics computed on the client side, and is independent of the servers, which may be owned and operated by someone else.  To learn more, read [http://allmydata.org/source/tahoe/trunk/docs/about.html our one-page explanation].
     3A1: Tahoe-LAFS is the first Free Software/Open Source storage technology which offers ''provider-independent security''.  ''Provider-independent security'' means that the integrity and confidentiality of your files is guaranteed by mathematics computed on the client side, and is independent of the servers, which may be owned and operated by someone else.  To learn more, read [http://allmydata.org/source/tahoe/trunk/docs/about.html our one-page explanation].
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     5A2: Tahoe-LAFS is an extremely reliable, distributed, fault-tolerant storage system. Even if you do not need its security properties, you might want to use Tahoe-LAFS as a very robust and flexible storage platform. (Tahoe-LAFS's security features do an excellent job of staying out of your way when you don't need them.)
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    57Q: Oh, so I should be interested in Tahoe-LAFS only if I'm working on some sort of high-security project?