[CentOS] School cloud solution

Sun Nov 6 00:41:57 UTC 2011
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 11/05/11 5:34 PM, Doug Coats wrote:
> This really isn't a CentOS specific queation but that is our server OS of choice.
> I manage a student file server and i would like to add cloud access to it.  Basically i would like our students to have access to the same files at home that they have at school.  This would allow them to start an asignment at home, finish it at school, and print it off without having to worry about losing their usb drive.  I want it housed on our servers for backups and ease of access for our teachers when necessary.

thats really not a cloud, thats just an internet accessible file server 
as you describe.    the problem is, any system that involves downloading 
a file, editing it locally, and uploading it back to the file server 
will fail, as users won't remember to upload, and leave multiple 
versions scattered about.

Look into google 'apps' (which is really corporatized google 
documents).   you edit your documents via your web browser, everything 
is hosted in googles cloud so its accessible everywhere.  It supports 
written 'word' style documents, spreadsheets, presentations (powerpoint 
like) and a few other types.

yes, it costs money per person per year (up to 25 users are free), but 
I'd have to assume there's an educational discount.

john r pierce                            N 37, W 122
santa cruz ca                         mid-left coast