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What is your website? - Forum IndieHosters https://forum.indie.host/t/what-is-your-website/11

 

We have a new (old) forum \o/ Forum IndieHosters https://forum.indie.host/

 

@graffr_ @framasoft @fo0_
Cette après-midi, un ami m'a demandé une instance ownCloud, en 10min, après m'avoir envoyé le mail, il y avait accès.
Mais en fait, la vérité c'est qu'on ne veut pas concurrencer Dropbox.
Nous ne voulons pas des utilisateurs de dropbox qui veulent une UX parfaite, un système avec 100% d'uptime, un design pixel perfect.
Nous utilisons des logiciels libres dont l'UX n'est pas parfaite, nous avons environ 2h de downtime par mois et le design/marketting de notre site est encore douteux.
Mais tout ça n'est pas grave.

Nous sommes fier car nous n'utilisons pas de logiciels propriétaires pour faire tourner notre coopérative.
L'UX d'ownCloud n'est peut-être pas aussi parfaite que Dropbox, mais elle me convient. J'ai appris à l'apprivoiser, et cet apprentissage c'est pour longtemps. Si il y a un design qui ne me plait pas, je sais que je peux aller mettre les mains dans le cambouis et le changer pour moi et d'autres.
J'ai la possibilité de créer des extensions pour moi et l'humanité!
Je me sens libre! Et cette sensation, c'est bête mais elle n'a pas de prix pour moi!

Tu vois, je suis en train de te faire un brain dump et j'ai des frissons. Car oui, c'est pas toujours gratifiant de pas avoir un beau site, ou un marketing à la hauteur d'une startup. C'est pas gratifiant de se lever le matin et de voir que son serveur est tombé et que tu vas passer une sale journée.
Mais quand je prends du recul, comme en ce moment, je sais pourquoi je fais ça.

Quand j'achète une boite de cookie plein de produit chimiques dans un supermarché, mon plaisir immédiat n'est que limité. Lorsque je vais dans un magasin bio acheter tous les ingrédients, que je rentre chez moi, passe 2 heures devant les fourneaux pour enfin déguster mon cookie, c'est un bonheur. (Et en plus, ce n'est plus un aliment creux :) )

Et chaque fois que je me libère d'un service propriétaire, je ressens cette satisfaction interne. Je pers des fois en utilisabilité immédiate, mais mon bonheur est plus grand. Et je sais que sur le long terme, mon usabilité sera meilleur.

Donc restez dans vos porcheries - http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/2010/12/the-free-model.html, restez dans vos supermarchés, et laissez nous développer notre AMAP de services web.

Et si comme moi, vous pensez que votre billet de 5€ est plus important que votre billet de vote, et vous avez envie de consommer différent de l'Internet, alors contactez-nous par email - contact@indie.host ou par tel: 00 351 967 184 553 et on en discute entre amis :)

Voila, c'est un message d'amour que je veux passer :) Consommez comme bon vous semble!
Et promis de notre côté, on essaye de rafraichir un peu les murs du local de notre AMAP!

 

Jason Volmut on Twitter: "@CPURX Private cloud file sync solves this problem. If you don't hold your data -- you don't https://t.co/SzE4zPHG7V" https://twitter.com/javolmut/status/682599294843617280

 

The new blog!

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### IndieWeb

Since the beginning, we are engaged to support the IndieWeb, but we didn't have an indie blog ourself. It is now fixed!

We use [known](https://indiehosters.net/shop/product/known-17) to power this blog and we really love it. It allows us to publish on our own site and syndicate to twitter, facebook, and Linkedin(soon) ([POSSE](http://indiewebcamp.com/posse)).
Thanks to [bridgy](https://brid.gy/) we are also able to gather likes and comments from these [silos](http://indiewebcamp.com/silo), and aggregate them on our own blog (like on this [post](https://blog.indie.host/2015/setting-up-convoy-was-really-easy-thanks-to-make-awesome)).

With all these features, it means we are in control of what we publish. Nobody can cansor us or dictate the way we should or shouldn't publish our content. More than that, we also offer to our followers the possbility to follow on these silos (twitter, facebook, linkedin, but also on this blog with [rss](http://indiewebcamp.com/rss).

### Topics

We plan to speak about various things on this blog. We know that our main audience is technical, but we also have supporters that are maybe not that interested on the technical side, but very interested about redecentralising the web.
We'll publish original content and also [repost](http://indiewebcamp.com/repost) interesting information.
So we'll use a classic mechanism of [tags](http://indiewebcamp.com/tag):

- \#status for every updates about IndieHosters
- \#interview for interviews we'll produce
- \#fr for language specific content
- \#event for everything related to events we'll attend.
- \#privacy for everything related to why [I have something to hide](https://ihavesomethingtohi.de/)!
- \#FLOSS for everything related to Free/Libre Open Source Software
- \#tech for the technical bits

These tags will allow you to follow just specific topic if you are interested.

We hope you'll enjoy reading this new blog as much as we do publishing to it :)

Let us know if you have ideas or if you want to have some guess posts!

All the best and bon bout d'an! (Happy piece of year)

(And we re-imported all the old blogs for fun, enjoy reading!)

\#status

 

Framadrive - aider à degoogliser Internet

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Nous sommes fiers de lancer, en partenariat avec Framasoft, une instance gratuite de ownCloud.

Pour plus d'information, vous pouvez aller visiter le [Framablog](http://framablog.org/2015/10/05/framadrive-conservez-et-synchronisez-2-go-sur-nos-serveurs/).

Ceci s'inscrit dans notre mission partagée de [dégoogliser les Internets](https://degooglisons-internet.org/)!

Si vous voulez plus d'information, n'hésitez pas à [nous contacter](https://indiehosters.net/page/contactus)!

\#status

 

Hello World²

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### a new IndieHosters WebSite!

#### A better way to communicate with you

It's been almost a year now we are working on IndieHosters. We try really hard to reach you. And so we built this brand new website to explain better what is the mission of IndieHosters.

We hope you'll like it and we are waiting your comments!

Thanks to continue to follow our adventures! We are preparing big improvements.

If you have advices to help us improve the website, please do not hesitate to open a new issue in the [forum](https://indiehosters.net/forum)! Thanks!

(if not already done, you can register on our [newsletter](https://indiehosters.net/page/aboutus))

\#status

 

Ouishare Awards

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## Long time no see

Yes, it was quite a while since the last post. But we haven't been sleeping, do not worry. In the meantime, some more people have joined the movement. We are now hosting around 80 people.
We are also working hard on ways we can offer a better infrastructure. For that reason, we'll head to Paris in May - for the [OuiShare Labs](http://camp.ouisharelabs.net/2015/).

## OuiShare Awards

We are delighted to tell you that we are nominated for the OuiShare Awards. Here is the video for the pitch:

(It was quickly made over a weekend, faster than the crowdfunding video ;) )

You can support us by voting there: [http://awards.ouishare.net/2015/vote/](http://awards.ouishare.net/2015/vote/).

Please, share, make memes, make fun of us, but spread the word!

## Bonus track

In March we were invited to participate to [FLOSS4P2P](http://www.p2pvalue.eu/floss4p2p-workshop-agenda), a great conference, with excellent speakers. We had a great time, and we even pitched IndieHosters!

You can find the video of the pitch bellow:

Cheers!

\#status

 

Signup now open

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## Signup is now open!

Two months have passed since the successful completion of our IndieGoGo
campaign, and everybody should have received their stickers and hosting
perks by now (if you didn't, please let us know).

As we found that some of you wanted to have a managed personal server
just for private use, not for making anything public to the world, we
added ownCloud as a fourth product (apart from Known, WordPress and
static webhosting).

Both Pierre and Michiel now offer managed personal server hosting of
those four products, for 8 euros / month.

Whereas Pierre specializes in hosting Known, WordPress, and ownCloud
(with piwik stats!), Michiel will also manage any other personal server
software for you at no extra cost, as long as it's technically doable.
So if you have any favorite personal server software which you would
like to try out (Sandstorm? Ethereum? Ghost? Cozy? Wallabag? GitLab?),
now you can!

Apart from that, we are preparing to offer a few services to all of you.
We worked hard to get on-the-fly activation of applications working,
meaning each customer can have as many applications as they want
'sleeping' on the server, and they only wake up when you use them. This
morning, Michiel just switched the first of his servers from haproxy to
Snickers ([technical info](https://github.com/michielbdejong/snickers)) to
prepare for this, and Pierre will soon also achieve the same effect,
using "socket activated docker" ([technical info](https://github.com/indiehosters/LibrePaaS/issues/5)).

We believe migrations, and your freedom to move from one provider to
another, are a fundamental part of managed personal server hosting, and
of how you can own your little domain on the Internet, without getting
locked in to any specific service provider. Let us give two examples of
how the IndieHosters migration network made a difference in its first
two months of operation.

As you know, IndieHosters offer migration for free. So for instance, if
you have a blog on 'yourname.withknown.com' or 'yourname.wordpress.com',
you can click export, come to us with the zip file, and we will make
sure your existing blogposts get ported to your own server (e.g.
yourname.com) when we set it up for you. In the case of Known, this is
actually a world-first, and we as the IndieHosters network were also
involved, contributing and helping the awesome Known team to get these
migrations working.

As another example, take [Trovebox.com](https://trovebox.com/) (previously known as OpenPhoto),
who are shutting down next month. In reaction, we started offering
Trovebox hosting. Hopefully all migrations will be complete before their
shutdown date of 15 March, and this can be a solution for the
Trovebox.com "site death". If this operation succeeds, then it would
also be a world-first, and hopefully we can do the same for many site
deaths to come, as internet startups that host our content keep shutting
down each month.

So you see, all the more reasons to support IndieHosters! If you
didn't get a perk from the crowdfunding campaign, we have good news:
general signup is now open for you. For 8 euros per month, [get your own
managed internet server](https://indiehosters.net/).

\#status