Pubsubhubbub, creators Brad Fitzpatrick and Brett Slatkin are back at it again (with a few other contributors) with a new project: "Camlistore" -- It's an acronym for "Content-Addressable Multi-Layer Indexed Storage'.
As the team's first bullet point notes, it's "a way to store, sync, share, model and back up content". Farther down, they also call it your "home directory for the web". Naturally (from these guys), it's also entirely open source.
So it sounds like it could be a potential competitor for a few things, namely, Dropbox (and the like), Amazon S3, and MySQL. The group addresses the latter two right on the homepage. They note that it's "not necessarily" a replacement for S3, and that it's "not yet" a MySQL alternative. They also say it's both "cloud" and "local", which again sounds a bit like Dropbox, though they don't bring up that service or any of its direct competitors.
As for the competition angle, they want to make it very clear that this is not an official Google project -- as they say, it's "not Google-centric nor endorsed by Google (other than them letting us open source our side project)". They also note that it's "pro-paranoia and privacy".
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