Jan Meijer TNC2011 BoF
16 May 2011
FileSender
http://www.filesender.org/
http://blog.filesender.org/
BoF TNC 2011
problem
attachment too big
painless sharing arbitrarily large files with
a private audience
through a trusted intermediary
value proposition
basic function
Picture courtesy SRCE (Croatia)
invite person without account
Picture courtesy SRCE (Croatia)
audio book library
stiff horse syndrome
MRI images
sensor on chip
religion studies
Why do this ourselves?
● > 2GB uploads
● know where your data is
● design for people with other things to do
● federated l...
target group
all lecturers, students, researchers, staff
Probably not you!
Open Source project
BSD license
N
EW
!
tech
● backend:
php+apache+postgres+simplesamlphp
● frontend now: flash (<2GB) + Gears (>2GB, win
only)
● frontend 1.5: HT...
known installs
● AARNet
● ARNES (soon)
● BELnet
● FCCN
● HEAnet
● SRCE
● SURFnet
● TERENA
● UNINETT
History
07-2007: CSC presents ePoste Restante
09-2008: ePoste (.fi), Bitey (.ie), FileSender (.no), DocExchange (.ch)
04-2...
IEEE publication!
“Facilitating Research Collaboration in the
Australian Geoscience Community Using
CloudStor”
http://dx.d...
after 2 years: what have we got?
● a solid release 1.0, ready for production
● solid understanding of problem space
● esta...
FileSender 1.5
● Priority 1: >2GB !Flash, !Gears
● >2GB on Mac, Linux using HTML5
● database abstraction
● localisation!
A...
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FileSender, BoF session at TNC2011, May 2011, Prague

  1. 1. Jan Meijer TNC2011 BoF 16 May 2011 FileSender http://www.filesender.org/ http://blog.filesender.org/ BoF TNC 2011
  2. 2. problem attachment too big
  3. 3. painless sharing arbitrarily large files with a private audience through a trusted intermediary value proposition
  4. 4. basic function Picture courtesy SRCE (Croatia)
  5. 5. invite person without account Picture courtesy SRCE (Croatia)
  6. 6. audio book library stiff horse syndrome MRI images sensor on chip religion studies
  7. 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. 8. target group all lecturers, students, researchers, staff Probably not you!
  9. 9. Open Source project BSD license N EW !
  10. 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. 11. known installs ● AARNet ● ARNES (soon) ● BELnet ● FCCN ● HEAnet ● SRCE ● SURFnet ● TERENA ● UNINETT
  12. 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. 13. IEEE publication! “Facilitating Research Collaboration in the Australian Geoscience Community Using CloudStor” http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/eScience.2010.31
  14. 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. 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

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