Open Personal Portable Lifetime Store (Perpolis) v0.1.0

This topic has been updated and given its own wiki page, which you can find here: Open Personal Portable Lifetime Store (Perpolis)

Below is the now-outdated draft.

Perpolis gives you ownership of and puts you in control of your own data; whether it’s your blog posts, status updates, pictures, bookmarks, address book, calendar, to-do lists, medical records, or location/travel history.

  • Personal: You own your data; all of it
  • Portable: You can take your data with you (whether from one service to another, or physically on your own data drive)
  • Lifetime: Use your data store to store everything that’s yours (address book, bookmarks, blog posts, pictures, etc.), forever
  • Hostable/Accessible: You could keep all your data on your own data drive, but for easiest access, let a service host it for you
  • Cachable / Syncable (Versioned): You should be able to use your data even when not connected with your primary data store, including on your phone, laptop, or through the web browser of a public computer
  • Integrated: Your data are designed to be used, shared, and integrated across services, and giving you the flexibility to mix and match by whom or where your data are stored.
  • Discoverable: If you want it to be, your data should be easy to find by other services or even other people so that they can interact with it.
  • Safe: It’s easy to backup. Because it’s Portable, it’s easy to backup in a way that can be restored apart from the current host. By hosting your store with one service and backing up somewhere else (to your own portable drive, for example), you’ll never lose your data
  • Secure: You define who gets to access what data, whether it be another service or another person. Data on your devices can be encrypted, of course, so if they’re lost or stolen, the data can’t be accessed.

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