Cross-Cloud: Phase 2
Cross-Cloud: Phase 2

Our objective is to answer the question: How can users get the full benefits of multi-user software even when their friends and colleagues use different software vendors, platforms, and service providers?  More technically, we aim to design and aid in standardization of protocols which allow for decentralization of social software, thus giving users and vendors a free market for innovation. We also aim to develop software infrastructure that supports this vision, such as servers to support data storage and retrieval, libraries and development tools to support application developers, and web applications for use by end users.  Our approach is iterative, building up from small working systems, improving scaling, security, and user experience, as we test and demonstrate new solutions.

Principal Investigators
Tim Berners-Lee, CSAIL
Ashraf Aboulnaga, QCRI