CoBox is an encrypted p2p file system and distributed back-up tool.
# install dev dependencies npm install # let lerna install the dependencies of all modules npm run bootstrap # start cobox-server npm start
Coops often rely on proprietary services for managing their data, which do not reflect their cooperative principles or business practices.
CoBox is an innovative suite of open hardware and software providing accessible governance tools for organisations and networks. It comprises a human-centric plug and play server with pre-installed privacy enhancing coop software designed to promote members’ data sovereignty. CoBox seeks to build on the historic tendency for networks of coops to collaborate.
CoBox brings a cooperative approach to hosting, treating data as a common good owned by citizens. Leveraging the benefits of self-hosting combined with peer-to-peer technologies to share responsibilities of maintaining data availability.
As well as serving internal organisational governance needs these simple to use tools provide the infrastructure for governance of the CoBox network, to manage, research and guide the ecosystem, providing a state of the art alternative to corporate models.