An Ethical Alternative to Google Apps (Drive etc) - Nextcloud Pilot Project

We’re very excited to offer:


An ethical and secure alternative to Google Apps (Google Drive, Docs etc) and similar cloud services.


We’re running Nextcloud (open source software) on a green computing server. The energy, hardware and software in our service all align with permaculture ethics.


We’ve been using this ourselves for some time and are very happy with our experience. We’re now offering user accounts as part of a pilot project to see if we can gather enough users to sustain and grow this service.


If you’re interested in being part of this pilot we are inviting a limited initial group of users to take part.


The cost of this will be £2 per month per user account for 250MB of storage. Extra storage is available: £0.50 per 500MB / month


During this pilot you will get access to all the cloud services we are currently offering in our suite;

  1. Drive (file storage with share link creation) 
  2. Collaborative document editor (in-browser)
  3. Calendar
  4. Kanban Board

+ More can be added depending on demand


We’re looking to adapt this service to the needs of our users’ so your feedback will steer the project.


Pilot Duration

This service will initially run during May and June 2020 after which time all feedback will be evaluated with one of two outcomes:

  1. The service continues into the future with fair pricing set based on user feedback and number of users.
  2. The service ends and you can download all your data for use with an alternative service


Why not continue using Google Drive? 


Cloud services such as Google Drive are offered for free in exchange for users’ data which the company then sells on to make money. This business model has been dubbed ‘surveillance capitalism’ and is in opposition to permaculture ethics. For further reading; The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff or watch the film The Great Hack.


This opportunity is brought to you by The Permaculture CoLab Digital Circle

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