.Mac like service

Jeremy List quick_dudley at yahoo.co.nz
Wed Apr 30 05:38:32 CEST 2008

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Flemming Richter Mikkelsen wrote:
> On 4/30/08, Shawn Rutledge <shawn.t.rutledge at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 5:44 PM, Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>  my list starts with:
>>>  *backing up phone settings, including list of installed packages (in
>>>  case i need to re-install everything)
>>>  *backing up e-mails/text messages
>>>  *storing gps coords in case the phone's stolen/lost
>>>  *backup/storage of any other arbitrary files
>> You would want it to be a commercial service like .mac, with a
>> subscription fee and guaranteed reliable service, and use GPRS to
>> access it?  Or you would want to just do that stuff with your own PC?
> I think some of the community members could set up a server for this.
> Of course there must be some encrytion so the private data is secured.

I don't think we really need community members to set up a server. There
are several existing ftp servers where you can get a free account and
store files privately and publicly. The only software you'd need to
write would be the openmoko client - which I presume you'd want to show
some intelligence regarding what it uploads, what it encrypts before
uploading, etc. Whoever took this on would need to make sure the remote
backup had a consistent (extensible) structure and format.
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