[tahoe-dev] Tahoe-LAFS is widely misunderstood
gdt at ir.bbn.com
Mon Jan 31 11:23:07 UTC 2011
This is the latest example in a string of events which has convinced
me that we have a serious problem with our documentation and
communication (or "marketing"). We are failing to make the basic
properties clear to a large class of readers. Below I list some other
misunderstandings I've noticed.
This is bothers me, because I've long thought (probably inspired by
something that Brian once said) that even if Tahoe-LAFS fails as a
working implementation then it will still have been worth it if people
learn from it about what is possible. To maximize this value we have
to communicate clearly about what properties Tahoe-LAFS offers and
For what it's worth, I discovered tahoe-lafs fairly recently (although I
noticed your release announcements to cryptography@ for a long time but
didn't dig in). I read the website and the papers and things seemed
It may be that people are assuming things are simpler than they are (in
general, not just about tahoe).
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