Tahoe, the Lovely Accessible File System

ANNOUNCING allmydata.org "Tahoe", the Least-Authority Filesystem, v1.3

Written for Tahoe-LAFS by Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn on 2009-02-14

Tahoe-LAFS is a secure, decentralized, fault-tolerant filesystem. All of the source code is available under a choice of two Free Software, Open Source licences.

This filesystem is encrypted and distributed over multiple peers in such a way it continues to function even when some of the peers are unavailable, malfunctioning, or malicious. Users can easily share files with each other, using a simple and flexible access control scheme.

Here is the one-page explanation of the security and fault-tolerance properties that it offers:

http://allmydata.org/source/tahoe/trunk/docs/about.html

This is the successor to v1.2, which was released July 21, 2008. This is a major new release, adding a repairer, an efficient backup command, support for large files, an (S)FTP server, and much more.

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