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FileSender, BoF session at TNC2011, May 2011, Prague

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  • 1. Jan Meijer TNC2011 BoF 16 May 2011 FileSender http://www.filesender.org/ http://blog.filesender.org/ BoF TNC 2011
  • 2. problem attachment too big
  • 3. painless sharing arbitrarily large files with a private audience through a trusted intermediary value proposition
  • 4. basic function Picture courtesy SRCE (Croatia)
  • 5. invite person without account Picture courtesy SRCE (Croatia)
  • 6. audio book library stiff horse syndrome MRI images sensor on chip religion studies
  • 7. Why do this ourselves? ● > 2GB uploads ● know where your data is ● design for people with other things to do ● federated logon ● no ads ● no limitations ● least clicks possible ● fire&forget
  • 8. target group all lecturers, students, researchers, staff Probably not you!
  • 9. Open Source project BSD license N EW !
  • 10. tech ● backend: php+apache+postgres+simplesamlphp ● frontend now: flash (<2GB) + Gears (>2GB, win only) ● frontend 1.5: HTML + small flash upload (<2GB) + HTML5 FileAPI (>2GB, all platforms) ● open source, BSD ● 6 people core group
  • 11. known installs ● AARNet ● ARNES (soon) ● BELnet ● FCCN ● HEAnet ● SRCE ● SURFnet ● TERENA ● UNINETT
  • 12. History 07-2007: CSC presents ePoste Restante 09-2008: ePoste (.fi), Bitey (.ie), FileSender (.no), DocExchange (.ch) 04-2009: AARNet, HEAnet, Uninett start FileSender Project xx-2009: FileSender x released 10-2009: AARnet pilot starts 09-2010: SRCE production 11-2010: HEAnet production 17-01-2010: after 19 betas: RC1 (beta-19 rebrand)! 31-01-2011: RELEASE 1.0!
  • 13. IEEE publication! “Facilitating Research Collaboration in the Australian Geoscience Community Using CloudStor” http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/eScience.2010.31
  • 14. after 2 years: what have we got? ● a solid release 1.0, ready for production ● solid understanding of problem space ● established a project! ● good documentation ● working cross-org collab infrastructure ● funding for 2011 ● a very dedicated group of people with a desire to make it happen! ● no reliance on one single NREN!
  • 15. FileSender 1.5 ● Priority 1: >2GB !Flash, !Gears ● >2GB on Mac, Linux using HTML5 ● database abstraction ● localisation! After FileSender 1.5: more features! ● integration with other apps:scientific workflows! ● addressbook/federated group ● timestamping ● ...and more focus on shipping for production services