Home cloud project ArkOS beats USD45,000 funding goal
Home-based cloud project Ark OS has passed its funding goal of USD45,000. With just six days remaining in its self-hosted crowdfunding campaign, the startup gathered USD45,189 in pledges from 859 backers, according to VentureBeat.
ArkOS was started by founder Jacob Cook when Google terminated Reader, a service he relied on. Cook's project aims to allow users to provide their own cloud services from the comfort and security of their own homes. The service puts users' website, email, web apps, music, photos, and file hosting on one universally accessible online location. That place is completely controlled by the user. Cook needed the crowdfunding campaign for all the work needed to arrange the project, the report explained.
Once completed, ArkOS will allow users to run their own calendar server. This will be a file hosting and sharing service similar to Dropbox. Users will also be able to set up their own Tor client for anonymous internet use, VentureBeat reported.