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Craig Burton weblog :Novell's iFolder - "The iFolder server and clients work together to form what I call the iFolder “cloud.” Each person that has an iFolder account installs the iFolder client on each machine that is part of the iFolder cloud. This system of computers automatically shares the same files. The files are replicated on every machine that is part of the cloud through redirection."

I read Novell's technical description of how iFolder manages replication to what Craig calls "the iFolder cloud," and it reminded me of the technical architecture on which Marimba built its Castanet product line. I recalled that Marimba had filed patents on this stuff (though some of it was published to W3 as a technical note and considered across other http-related working groups), and seeing Novell's product made me wonder whether Marimba might take legal action...

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