What is Camlistore?
Note that it's a "storage system", not just a "file system". It can store and be accessed like a traditional filesystem, but it specializes in representing higher-level objects which don't need to exist in purely one place in a tree. (e.g. a photo, a comment, a "like", a blog post) Or a tree of 5TB videos with Unix mode bits that you can access via a FUSE filesystem. Whatever.
- a way to store, sync, share, model and back up content
- paranoid about privacy, with everything private by default
- entirely under your control
- Open Source (Apache licensed)
- an acronym for "Content-Addressable Multi-Layer Indexed Storage", saying that Camlistore is about:
- ambitious, but ...
- programming language-agnostic (parts and different implementations in Go, Python, Java, Perl, Bash, ... the language doesn't matter.) What matters is simple, well-defined, formats and HTTP interfaces.
- neither "Cloud" nor "Local". happily both. Run it on your own machine (any OS, any architecture), your phone, EC2, App Engine, Heroku, whatever.
- a "20% project" from a few Google employees (and non-Googlers), but not Google-centric nor endorsed by Google (other than them letting us open source our side project)
The latest release is 0.5 ("Castletownbere"), released 2013-09-21.
The June 2013 Camlistore Intro & Status Update video:
There's also this older presentation.
In addition to user feedback, bug reports, and code contributions, we also accept Bitcoin:
|All donations help fund full-time Camlistore developers (but not Brad or other Google employees)|