Since our fund raising round, we spent most of our times on finding people to join us in the Cozy journey. It’s a tough task: we want to work with talented people who shares our values.
Fortunately, when we started Cozy, we met Kload one of the founder and core developer of Yunohost, a platform that makes self-hosting a lot easier. It’s an awesome and popular software that helps users to manage their own server easily. Needless to say, we had a lot of things to discuss
Before this summer, Kload was looking for a new job after finishing a 6 months sprint on Yunohost. It was obvious that we should work together. We were both working on how to decentralize the web in a FOSS manner and Cozy had enough funds to propose Kload a good offer. So today, we are proud to announce that Kload is the proud new member of Cozy Crew as a full-time employee!
Kload has a deep expertise in open-source projects. Aside of Yunohost, he worked for one year at Linagora, a company that provides services on open source projects and he contributed to Dokku, a lightweight PaaS based on Docker. he also has vast experience in software development. At the age of 18 he started building projects from scratch, quickly making a living of his web developments. He is a fast learner with an entrepreneur mindset, and knows how to create working softwares in many different languages.
That event is more than an hiring: it’s a new opportunity for self-hosting projects to work together. After building bridges with Remote Storage, we want to build bridges with Yunohost. This collaboration allows us to think properly about how Cozy and Yunohost could fit together. It already leads to results: some Cozy application are now standalone and run outside the Cozy platform. We expect to integrate some of them to the Yunohost’s catalog. We have also reached ArkOS to think about what we could do together (we have many ideas around interoperability between FOSS personal platforms).
To conclude, we want to say that we are very happy to see Kload among us. This collaboration is one more step toward building a strong alternative to unrespectful cloud services. Now, let’s go back to work and may the GNU force be with us!