Perkeep is a set of open source formats, protocols, and software for modeling, storing, searching, sharing and synchronizing future-proof data. Data may be files or objects, tweets or 5TB videos, and you can access it via a phone, browser or FUSE
Free • Open Source
What is Perkeep?
Perkeep is your personal storage system for life.
Note that it's a "storage system", not just a "file system". It can store and be accessed like a traditional filesystem, but it specializes in representing higher-level objects which don't need to exist in purely one place in a tree. (e.g. a photo, a comment, a "like", a blog post) Or a tree of 5TB videos with Unix mode bits that you can access via a FUSE filesystem. Whatever.
It is: * a way to store, sync, share, model and back up content paranoid about privacy, with everything private by default entirely under your control * Open Source (Apache licensed) * Perkeep is about: ** content-addressable storage, at the lowest layer ("Like git for all content in your life") ** separate interoperable parts (storage, sync, sharing, modeling), with well-defined protocols and roles ** indexing and searching your content * ambitious, but ... * simple! (JSON text + hashes) * programming language-agnostic (parts and different implementations in Go, Python, Java, Perl, Bash, ... the language doesn't matter.) What matters is simple, well-defined, formats and HTTP interfaces. * neither "Cloud" nor "Local". happily both. Run it on your own machine (any OS, any architecture), your phone, EC2, App Engine, Heroku, whatever. * a "20% project" from a few Google employees (and non-Googlers), but not Google-centric nor endorsed by Google (other than them letting us open source our side project)