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Mission Statement

Commercial web services like Facebook, Flickr and Youtube provide a convenient way for people to share rich media across the planet, but sometimes housemates or family members just want to share information within their own home.

Desktop home networking solutions exist which provide basic private file sharing within the home, but nothing which resembles the rich experience provided on the web and can be accessed from outside the home from any web-connected device.

Emerging web standards for graphics and multimedia, the falling price of wireless home networking and large capacity storage devices mean a home server could provide an even richer experience than services currently available in the cloud, with a higher performance, larger capacity and better privacy.

The mission of the Webian Home Server project is to design and implement a software system for home media, social software and automation which exploits emerging web standards and can be interacted with via a simple, usable and attractive web interface.

The Webian approach to accomplishing this mission is to build an online community of designers, developers, writers and advocates who share the vision and are willing to build the software openly, in public and share the finished product with the world.