Hey Basti, Nick, et. al.,
First off, thanks for reaching out. I’m heading up Indie Phone and I wasn’t aware of RemoteStorage until it came across my radar a few minutes ago on Twitter. Needless to say, sounds like a great initiative and I look forward to reading up more about it.
As Basti mentioned in his last message, our focus is on creating a seamless experience that just happens to empower people to own their own data. The goal is to create an open phone that can compete on user experience with the likes of iPhone and Nexus. (i.e., we can’t simply expect people to buy/use it just because it is open — not consumers, anyway. And we really need an open alternative for consumers if we’re going to safeguard our privacy and civil liberties in the future.)
So, all this to say that we will be looking into what’s already out there before deciding on how to proceed with regards to the data storage/sync layer.
And, regardless, I hope we’ll be in touch as we’re all working towards the same aim