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CONfidence 2010

Welcome to Tahoe-LAFS

Tahoe-LAFS is a Free Software/Open Source decentralized data store. It distributes your filesystem across multiple servers, and even if some of the servers fail or are taken over by an attacker, the entire filesystem continues to work correctly and to preserve your privacy and security.

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 run it on your own system.
  • Try Tahoe-LAFS now! live on the web. (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

2010-05-23 -- Zooko will present Tahoe-LAFS at CONfidence 2010 in Krakow, Poland

2010-04-26 -- 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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