Hello All, Various information about the status of the project and its evolution.
- We got a discussion during the last week about the classification type available in the Andria Archiving System. I have added two types (the two types with less discussion ;-) : Geographical work and architectural work. If you see more type, to add. Feel free to add them in the wiki or to discuss them in this list. The type is only used for the initial classification in the base substrate (the Andria-ID). Other classification can be used after initial registration but this is another story. - Legal structure. Now, the project is kindly legally hosted by the ASBL Association Electronique Libre (AEL). This is a temporary (long-term ?) situation in order to find the correct legal structure for an international Free Archive. Discussion around the possibility for making a foundation in Luxembourg was possible but also other approach can be considered. (We have to create a page in the wiki about that) Finding an international, flexible and secure enough legal structure is not simple... If you have any idea, feel free to help. - Technical infrastructure. Now, the project is quite small and technical hosting is not too much an issue. But before the end of the year, we have to found a permanent structure that could kindly host the technical insfrastructure with a good internet connectivity. If you have any idea, feel free... - Software Engineering (a big word for nothing ;-). The design phase of the storage system has started. We have clear objective of what we want : - A simple interface to a distributed filesystem of the local archiving system. (The local archiving system is the initial store of archived works not the mirrored information) - The distributed filesystem should NOT be linked to specific Operating System and should run on any decent Free OS (from GNU/Linux to *BSD). - The distributed filesystem should use (at the maximum extend) the existing Internet protocol without any non-free extension. - The Andria software should handle the various hosts part of the local archiving system. Handle the backup, the distribution (following the Andria-ID ?) accross the hosts and the broken hosts. - The "most" similar software is the archiving software behind Google or Mnogosearch but for perpetual information. I'm sure that I'm forget something after the different talks we got during FoSDEM. You are free to participate in the area that you love more... Any ideas, critics... Thanks a lot, adulau  http://www.freearchive.org/wiki/wiki.phtml?title=Andria:TechnicalDocumentsFunctTypeListing -- Alexandre Dulaunoy (adulau) -- http://www.foo.be/ -- http://pgp.lu.gnu.org:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x44E6CBC -- "Knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance -- that we can solve them" Isaac Asimov
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