LibrePlanet Boston Desktop GNU/Linux Users Group Message Board › Meeting topic: personal home server (private cloud)?
In the end of today's meeting, Will and I talked about the idea of putting together a not-too-complicated but interesting presentation for next month's meeting that serve as a hook to bring in more people. We kicked around the idea of a 'personal home server' or 'private cloud'.
After someone said the phrase "your own cloud" I pointed out there is actually a free product called 'ownCloud' for this kind of thing. It doesn't do audio/video playback, though, so on the way home, I had another look at a product that a friend keeps recommending to me, 'Subsonic'.
I propose a presentation like this, as a main event, but not necessarily taking up the whole meeting:
I've never actually used these two applications myself, so I will make notes as I set them up and provide some kind of published article on the web from these notes.
If we got a big crowd and we really wanted to dive deep into this topic, I could be persuaded to prepare a ~70 minute presentation going into all the details about how to get the system setup from start to finish. But I think the proposal above is a good low-risk start.
Everyone, what are your thoughts?
Edited by Brendan K on Jan 2, 2013 10:25 PM