Prior Art & Related Projects

Prior Art

  • LiveJournal's photo hosting, my first experiment with content-addressable storage, which led to:

    • Brackup, my original content-addressable backup tool, but didn't store directories as the digest of their contents. (so backup manifests were huge)
  • Git, which exposed me to the idea of hashing directories, commits, etc. But git probably got it from Venti / Fossil:

    • Venti / Fossil, apparently pioneered the idea of recursive content-addressable file systems.
  • Monotone's “Certificates” are similar to Perkeep claims. (See terminology)

Probably more, though. Contributions to this list are welcome!

See the comparison page for more details on how Perkeep compares to other software and services.