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Overview

(from the ownCloud Wikipedia page)

OwnCloud (stylized ownCloud) is a suite of client-server software for creating file hosting services and using them. OwnCloud is functionally very similar to the widely used Dropbox, with the primary functional difference being that OwnCloud is free and open-source, and thereby allowing anyone to install and operate it without charge on a private server, with no limits on storage space (except for disk capacity or account quota) or the number of connected clients.

Features

  • File storage in conventional directory structures or via WebDAV.
  • Encryption of user files.
  • Synchronization of clients running Windows (Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8), Mac OS X (10.6 or later), or Linux.
  • Calendar (also as CalDAV)
  • Task scheduler.
  • Address book (also as CardDAV)
  • Music streaming (through Ampache)
  • User and group administration (via OpenID or LDAP)
  • Sharing of content across groups or public URLs.
  • Online text editor with syntax highlighting and code folding
  • Bookmarking
  • URL shortening Suite
  • Photo gallery.
  • Video viewer.
  • PDF viewer (using PDF.js)
  • Viewer for ODF Files (.odt, .odp, .ods)
  • Mozilla Sync hosting - If you are a Mozilla Firefox user, all history, form data, bookmarks etc. can be stored in your OwnCloud server.
  • RSS/Atom feed reader.
  • Connecting external storages (if you have accounts on Dropbox, GoogleDrive, or Amazon S3, you can mount those storages into your OwnCloud installation)
  • Customizable with one-click-install apps.
  • Logging Module: supports logging of file-related actions, logs, who accessed what, when and from where (only available in the OwnCloud Business, Enterprise and Education editions).

Tools integration

Plans to integrate ownCloud are for the Match app and Data Container so far.

Match app integration

  • Assignment/Resources attachments
  • Collaborative editing of documents for ongoing assignments (e.g. article writing)
  • KEP reading from ownCloud API – summaries of hosted / shared files
  • Future workspaces for teams created out of the bidding process, with the possibility to read, create, edit or delete a project's files from the ownCloud instance.

Data Container integration

  • Use ownCloud (or a specific folder within it) as a document source for the platform.
kep/owncloud.txt · Last modified: 2017/02/21 15:08 by andreeab