I wanted to introduce myself – I am a Systems Architect, I live in SF, and I can code in most languages.
I settled on Syncthing after evaluating all the ‘secure cloud’ sharing services which met the definition of open source, and for which I could use encryption on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.
I started trying Bit-Sync, and although I liked the speed… It’s incredibly fast… The fact that it was closed source makes me nervous.
Then I saw bitcasa, but I didn’t like that they have a bunch of lawsuits from former users for changing their ‘unlimited’ plans… But I do like how Bitcasa mounts as a virtual NAS ‘on-demand’ drive like NFS or SMB.
I wanted something with encryption that could be examined.
After looking into Syncthing, I realized that I could contribute to the project in three major ways…
(1) UI/UX :: I can write GUI clients in Java or C# (2) Protocol :: I can help redesign a ‘next-gen’ protocol to fix tons of bugs we have and speed things up. (3) Security :: Found couple of minor security bugs (4) Ideas :: I think we can really go somewhere with this. ' Any founders of this project or senior developers – please contact me.