Fleek has announced the launch of Space, an open source, private file storage, sharing, and collaboration platform built on top of the distributed web stack, including Filecoin, IPFS, and Textile.
Space’s mission is to enable a fully private, peer to peer (p2p) file and work collaboration experience for users. Space is built on Space Daemon, the open source framework, and backend of the platform. Space Daemon enables other apps, similar to Space, to build privacy-focused, encrypted p2p apps.
As an open source version of Google Drive, it will develop further private, encrypted, p2p G-Suite equivalent apps. Space is compatible with leading file collaboration tools, such as G-Suite and Microsoft Office. The first version of Space is a desktop app available on Mac, Windows, and Linux, with plans to release a web app later this year and mobile app in the future.
Commenting on the launch, Harrison Hines, CEO at Fleek, “Data is the new currency, it’s time to stop letting tech companies take it and to use it against us. The Internet is broken — and we need to fix it now. We have reached a tipping point and with societal attitudes to power and big tech shifting, the growing distributed movement is primed to deliver open source alternatives that will finally restore the freedom and goodwill of the internet’s early days.”
Space enables the private storing and sharing of files; any edits or comments made on the platform are also fully encrypted and sent p2p, meaning they can only be opened, read, and viewed by select collaborators. Space offers the o ..