Community Edition of ownCloud Released

Oct 18, 2012

ownCloud Inc. releases a new free community edition of its popular open source file sync and share project, with enhanced syncing, third-party storage mounting, and new content sharing.

According to the press release, the latest version of ownCloud features significantly faster uploading, downloading, and syncing of files. It offers greater and more granular administrative control and adds innovative features like sub-admins for groups, which provides the ability to assign a sub-administrator to a group to handle account management.

Improved desktop syncing reduces server load and enhances the sync algorithm for a quicker, better sync with far less load on the server. The latest ownCloud also includes a new app for automatic updates, along with a basic HTML5 presentation program. Other enhancements include: mounting of external storage, enhanced sharing, file versioning, and calendar improvements.

ownCloud allows users to host their own services on their own hardware or use popular public hosting and storage products – or both. For more information, visit

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