Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Just announced as version 1.0, the Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) specification describes "an application-independent approach to the storage of digital objects in a structured, transparent, and predictable manner... addressing five primary requirements: completeness, parsability, versioning, robustness, and storage diversity." What caught my attention in the specification was the use of content addressing in the file manifest (recommending SHA512 encryption). OCFL lacks the coolness factor of the Interplanetary File System (IPFS) but they have the same mechanics at the core.

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