Category: blog

The European Commission praises Nextcloud as a Role Model for the Open-Source Community

Last September, the European Commission published a comprehensive study about the impact of open-source software and hardware on the EU economy. The main breakthrough of this study is that open-source benefits the public good and that it increases technological independence, competitiveness, and innovation in the EU economy. Technological Independence – Open-source allows for 100% independence […]

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That’s a Wrap! The NextGov Hackathon was a success, learn about what got done!

This post was adapted by the European Commissions blog here. From April 25th to May 10th, Nextcloud and the European Commission’s DIGIT team joined forces in creating the NextGov Hackathon. There were three main goals of our hackathon: One, to add new features and improvements to Nextcloud Hub. We have a large team of developers […]

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EU cloud providers subject to lock-in with Microsoft due to new strategy

Fair competition is essential to a healthy business ecosystem, yet tech giants seem to believe they can work around it using their market dominance and various anti-competitive activities. Microsoft tries to lock-in EU CSP’S 3 weeks ago, Microsoft announced a new strategy shift with the aim to comply with its steady flow of legal complaints […]

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The new Transatlantic Data Privacy Framework fails to make US cloud services GDPR compliant

On Friday, March 25th, the White House announced the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy framework. The Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework is the most recent scheme on how data privacy should be managed on an international level between the EU and US. As stated in the official White House Fact Sheet, the Framework “will foster trans-Atlantic data flows […]

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All about Collectives: its founders, mission, and use cases. Create a Collective today!

The story of how it began It’s true that many successful business ideas originate out of a need for something that is lacking. The same goes for Collectives, where innovators Max and Jonas recognized that the existing open source options to self-organize a community project were outdated and not intuitive. With a more modern user […]

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Save the date: Nextcloud Enterprise day on June 22 in Berlin!

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Data protection: Microsoft 365 banned in Baden-Württemberg’s schools. Suitable alternatives exist!

The education sector has had to make many adjustments in the past years due to the covid-19 pandemic, new GDPR regulations, and more innovative ways of teaching instruction and learning in general. Switching to online learning has its benefits, however it comes with its own hurdles and loops to jump through. A major one of […]

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Major improvements for Nextcloud clients: Nextcloud Files 3.5 for desktop and 3.20 for Android

As a digital event streamed worldwide, the Nextcloud team introduced the availability of Nextcloud Hub 24, the first major product launch this year and the 24th major software release. As with all major releases, we also introduce exciting releases of Nextcloud Files for desktop and Android! Nextcloud Files 3.5 for desktop The 3.5 version of […]

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GDPR compliant collaboration coming to 750K students and teachers in Sweden

European researchers are up to date with modern cloud storage solutions, however struggle to find one that is safe, secure, and that meets compliance standards. Sunet, a Swedish company, found a solution to providing a GDPR compliant service through their provider Safespring. Today, we can introduce to you Sunet Drive: A managed storage solution installed […]

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Featuring Bookmarks, the app that organizes your favorite bookmarks into folders, by Marcel Klehr

Do you like to bookmark your favorite web pages, videos, and more for later? Many would say yes, but how do you keep them all organized? The solution: the Nextcloud App Bookmarks! Bookmarks sorts all of your favorite and most important bookmarks into folders, so that you can stay organized and at the same time, […]

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