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Welcome to Tahoe-LAFS

Tahoe-LAFS is a secure, decentralized, data store. All of the source code is available under a choice of two Free Software, Open Source licences. This filesystem is encrypted and spread over multiple peers in such a way that it remains available even when some of the peers are unavailable, malfunctioning, or malicious.

Tahoe-LAFS network topology schema, live from TestGrid !

The one-page summary explains the unique properties of this system.

Get Started

  • Darcs checkout: darcs get --lazy tahoe-lafs
  • Download and install it on your own system.
  • Try Tahoe-LAFS now! without installing it. (For more information see the TestGrid Page on the wiki.)

Get Involved


Sponsorship sponsors the Tahoe-LAFS project by providing hardware and data-center facilities along with the initial developer time. We are eternally grateful for their generous and public-spirited support. Please contact if you would like to sponsor Tahoe-LAFS too!


    You can sponsor the Tahoe-LAFS project! (current balance $97.47 US)

News and interesting links

2010-03-18 -- Google Summer of Code chooses to sponsor Tahoe-LAFS!

2010-02-27 -- v1.6.1 of Tahoe-LAFS is Released! This is a bugfix release which fixes a few small regressions in v1.6.0.

2010-02-10 -- Reddit discussion of Tahoe-LAFS

2010-02-10 -- Russian tech and IT economics blog coverage of Tahoe-LAFS 1.6

2010-02-09 -- Ubuntu Lucid Lynx accepts v1.6 of Tahoe-LAFS

2010-02-07 -- Zooko destroys laptops in Italian

2010-02-05 -- Tahoe-LAFS in Boing Boing

2010-02-01 -- v1.6 of Tahoe-LAFS is Released! It features greatly improved performance, usability, and forward-compatibility, and deep-immutable directories.

2010-01-20 -- The Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, a U.S.A. national cyber-defense initiative, has published a report brainstorming new ways to defend national security. The report praises Tahoe-LAFS!

2009-10-30 -- Tahoe-LAFS will be presented at the RSA Conference 2010 in San Francisco: Your cloud storage provider does not need access to your data.

2009-10-02 -- Tahoe-LAFS was presented at HadoopWorld in New York City

2009-08-15 -- Allmydata has open-sourced its Windows client.

2009-08-04 -- Tahoe-LAFS is reviewed by Ars Technica.

2009-08-01 -- v1.5 released! This is a major release adding UI, performance, portability and forward-compatibility improvements and fixing a couple of small bugs. Please see the Release Notes.

2009-05-07 -- The "Hack Tahoe!" Contest Hall of Fame has been updated to show a picture of Christian Grothoff's smiling face as he receives his personalized "I Hacked Tahoe" t-shirt.

2009-04-18 -- NEWSFLASH! Tahoe-LAFS Developer Goes Crazy -- Laptop Versus Axe! -- Chaos On Stage At CodeCon -- Film at 11

See also the News page

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