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04/06/2013 18:00-20:30
Whether you already operate a FileSender service, are considering it or just want to learn more about FileSender, this is the session for you!

FileSender is open source software for building a web-based service for the transfer of arbitrarily large files to a private audience using only standard web browsers.

Out-of-the-box federated authentication using SimpleSAMLphp combined with a very small sysadmin footprint make FileSender an ideal service and federation-enabler: it gives them a service which is there when they need it most and doesn't require any client-side setup.

We know of at least 20 NRENs offering FileSender services to their community. After several years of operations experience we know FileSender to be a very stable, low-maintenance service appreciated by users for its simplicity.

FileSender leverages the HTML5 FileAPI to send files of any size. With
the completion of the FileSender Terabyte Challenge we now know FileSender can be used to transfer files in the 1 TB range within 5 hours with standard browsers. This opens up for interesting new use cases.

Development is organised as a distributed open source project, with sustained funding provided by AARNet, HEAnet, SURFnet and UNINETT. Targeted contributions were received from ARNES, Belnet, CSC/FUNET, CESNET, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and UNI-C.

This BoF is for all of you who have deployed or are planning to deploy a FileSender install, and those of you who have heard about FileSender and just would like to learn more. We are very flexible and able to answer most questions about the past, present and future plans of FileSender.

Amongst the topics we plan to discuss during the BoF are:

* the FileSender roadmap, with an emphasis on the planning to get production releases with the TeraSender code, multi file, encryption
* wishlists, ideas
* development, adaption to use cases
* operational experience, lessons learned
* deployments that go beyond off-the-shelf such as high availability provisions

In addition we plan to present our ideas on stitching the deployed FileSender instances into a global easy to use large file transfer infrastructure for higher education and research.

As this is as much a BoF as it is a fund raiser we will also talk about money. FileSender is entirely self-funded, and we rely on contributions from the participating NRENs. It would be fantastic if you could arrive at the meeting in Maastricht having already investigated your ability to contribute to the project. Know that even smaller donations, in the order of EUR 5.000, help us future proof the project.

If you're interested, want to discuss your experiences and wishes, or just want to appear in the group photograph, please drop in!

FileSender: http://www.filesender.org/

You don't have to register, but if you plan to attend we'd appreciate a
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