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What is team lima's target date to implement multi-user & multi-lima functionality (incl. linux)

Dear All @ team lima,

Multiuser and multilima are two key features that were promised during the campaign, albeit without a delivery date. Since things are moving along, now is the time to enquire about when these promised features will be delivered. (note I use linux, but of course this should be available on every supported platform, including linux).

One of the key use cases for me is to manage my family storage requirements, which means:

1st Lima in home A, 2nd Lima in home B - connected only via the Internet (no direct link).

Home A has users a, b, and c. Home B has users d, e and f.

Each user has their own access, their own folders, with their own encryption so no other user can read their files.

Lima A and Lima B are replicated to the identical, so if one fails (or more to the point one HD fails) the other Lima can be used by both homes seamlessly.

Users a, b and d share a folder encrypted with a key known to the three of them but not the same as any of the private keys. (any user can decide to create such a shared folder, keeping control of who has read or write access, the creator remains the admin of the folder - the owner of the lima device may enable or disable those features or limit quotas - but if enabled, the lima owner, if not one of the named users of that share, will not be able to access decrypted files on that share).

All users share a folder and encryption key to share files between themselves (another example of the case above).

Lastly any user can set-up a public folder that can be accessed from the net with control over subfoders to enable guests or other known users to deposit files in a given subfolder dedicated to them.

This last point could possibly do with expanding, (file size quotas, write only folders maybe...).

Anyhow I am very interested in the proposed timeline for these multi-user multi-lima features.

Best regards,

Alain.

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Lima's main vision is to give a user "unlimited" storage space by integrating fully into the OS and "outsourcing" storage where necessary. While this is an interesting idea (and they are far from delivering this feature), it can only work for "one user".

I think many users simply want a "LOCAL cloud solution" (as an alternative to dropbox, for example, or an alternative to a local network drive not accessible from remote), that can be shared with friends and family. Lima's founders are probably young and unmarried and don't understand how "families" would use a storage device. It would be great for Lima to listen to their what their users actually want and "pivot" their product plan accordingly. Too many people are unhappy with the current status.

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You don't need to be "family" to want these features. Also offices and small businesses often are similarly organised. On the other hand Lima seems a start-up where we finance their development capital. If we as the investors keep feeding our positive reinforcement, then our patience will be rewarded by a stabler happier business, not stressed out by only critique, but encouraged by our positive input.

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Not quite pivoting and listening what they should do... They did advertise these features in when they started off... Multi-user Lima and sharing files to others. Agree that I could care less for the whole unification thing. Especially at this moment with the iOS app being the way it is (that still needs a lot of love and care)...But, they did come far and I have yet to hook up lima ultra to see if the experience improves drastically...

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this product needs to be more like drropbox with file sharing through links

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As a teacher, I currently use Dropbox to share folders containing files and videos with my classes by providing each class with a link.

The students can access a particular folder relevant to their particular course. For instance my Chemistry students have permission only to access the folder relevant to their chemistry course. My Physics class can only access the physics folder etc. etc.

The students can only download - not change or upload materials to the allocated space, which is intentional. My question is .... can Lima Ultra provide a means whereby I can provide folder sharing via providing a simple link such that I have control over who has access to particular folders.

AND can it be set up so that students cannot change the content of a folder.

Many thanks

John