My interest in Distributed Jessie stems from a free software app (desktop, mobile, and web) I have been planning to provide a secure local compute (i.e. a private vat for Jessie) and zero-knowledge storage services. It would also optionally be a client for distributed compute and zero-knowledge storage services. Part of the business model I have is to supply such services at a low cost, partly subsidised by a different funding source specific to the app, and extend the app’s functionality by allowing users to share ocaps within their web of trust.
I understand the basics behind CapTP and vats for distributed Jessie computation, but I have not started thinking about the ocap patterns that would be sufficient to provide zero-knowledge storage similar to Tahoe-LAFS, with options for fine-grained read or write sharing. I won’t hazard any guesses, as I’m pretty sure at least some of you have been thinking about this already and I don’t want to make a fool of myself (yet).
So, I’d like to solicit any random thoughts people might have about this topic!