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    SparkleShare - Open source DropBox clone

    While it's not available to download just yet, I thought it would be worth posting (hence it being under Links rather than Downloads).

    http://www.sparkleshare.org/

    Like Dropbox, SparkleShare sets up a local folder which is automatically kept in sync -- though not in the cloud. Instead, you and your friends/coworkers set up connections to each other's shares (or you can keep everything to yourself, of course). That'll make SparkleShare an extremely interesting option for teams who need to collaborate via the 'Net -- and for users who want to keep files in sync without floating them in the cloud.

    And since you're hosting your own server, there's no monthly fees to worry about -- which is always a bonus.

    A Linux release is the first item on the agenda, with OS X and Windows versions to follow. Bons is seeking contributors -- if you're interested in helping out, drop him a line on the SparkleShare web site!
    http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/06...ource-dropbox/

    A new ‘dropbox style’ synchronisation and collaboration tool aimed at open-source users has been announced today by Hylke Bons.

    Called SparkleShare aims to provide all of the same features of Dropbox but with better GNOME integration, more real-time features for groups of people working together & the ability to host and add different folder on different servers. SparkleShare, by being open source, aims to provide users with an easy tool sans any dodgy license agreements.

    “SparkleShare is build on Mono, GTK+ and wraps around Git.”

    Features
    * Secure & fast
    * Set up your own servers
    * Designed to make sharing &collaboration easier
    * Built in version control using GIT allows easy roll back of file changes
    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/06/s...r-dropbox.html

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    Is this anything to do with Sparklebox?

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    I dont think so, its a completely different resource, however I too am skeptical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Is this anything to do with Sparklebox?
    I really doubt it. Not everything with "Sparkle" in the name is related to SparkleBox.

    The lead developer of SparkleShare is a 23 year old called Hylke Bons from The Netherlands who is currently working for Intel on MeeGo in London.

    The bloke who ran SparkleBox (Daniel "a.k.a Samuel" Kinge) was from Kent and is currently in prison serving a 12 month sentence. I don't think the first thing on Daniel's mind would be to create an open source DropBox clone.

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