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[Fsuk-manchester] Fwd: [unhosted] volunteer C/C++ hackers needed for Unh

From: Jon Spriggs
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] Fwd: [unhosted] volunteer C/C++ hackers needed for Unhosted LibreOffice cloud-sync
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 17:30:38 +0100

Unhosted is a Free (Libre) Software project to provide self-managed storage for web applications. I'm not sure how efficient the separation of code and storage will be, but I guess there's only one way to find out :)

Jon "The Nice Guy" Spriggs

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From: "Michiel de Jong" <address@hidden>
Date: 11 Apr 2011 12:56
Subject: [unhosted] volunteer C/C++ hackers needed for Unhosted LibreOffice cloud-sync
To: "unhosted" <address@hidden>

LibreOffice is a desktop application, maybe the most important one that exists in the Free World. It provides software freedom to literally millions of users who use it for many hours each day to edit text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etcetera. The proprietary competition of LibreOffice (Microsoft's MS Office, Oracle's "used to be Open" Office, and increasingly Google Docs) is moving to 'the cloud', that's to say, all of them are moving towards a hostage platform where there is no software freedom. In other words, this is an emergency. There is a very real risk of Software Freedom "staying behind" on the desktop.

The Unhosted project has been invited by The Document Foundation (the organization that published LibreOffice) to propose a solution for this problem. In response, we drafted our vision in this nice motion graphic: http://vimeo.com/21387223

The Document Foundation are now awaiting our code for this (see http://groups.google.com/group/unhosted/browse_thread/thread/19e9bb4eeb76820c/36b5492a5bb61593#36b5492a5bb61593 ). We know pretty well how to do it, but we don't have enough people / hours-in-a-day to write it.

So now we need C/C++ hackers to implement this. All skill levels welcome (including non-technical skills like usability testing and translating menu texts to your native language). Please reply to this email to enroll.

Also, please forward this to any of your friends who know C/C++.

Many thanks,

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