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authorkarissa <krmckelv@gmail.com>2017-06-05 18:41:01 -0700
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<img src="/assets/dat_folder.png" alt="Create a dat with any folder" style="width:500px;"/>
-Once installing Dat, you can use a single command to live sync your files to friends, backup to an external drive, and publish to a website (so people can download over http too!). The cool part is this all happens at the same time. If you go offline for a bit, no worries. Dat shares the latest files and any saved history once you are back online. These data transfers happen between the computers, forgoing any centralized source.
+Once you have installed Dat, you can use a single command to live sync your files to friends, backup to an external drive, and publish to a website (so people can download over http too!). The cool part is this all happens at the same time. If you go offline for a bit, no worries. Dat shares the latest files and any saved history once you are back online. These data transfers happen between the computers, forgoing any centralized source.
In place archiving in Dat really means **any place**. Dat seamlessly syncs your files where you want and when you want. Dat's decentralized technology and automatic versioning will improve data availability and data quality without sacrificing ease of use.
## Distributed Network
-Dat goes beyond regular archiving through it's *distributed network*. When you share data, Dat sends data to many download locations at once, and they can sync the same data with each other! By connecting users directly Dat transfers files faster, especially sharing on a local network. Distributed syncing allows robust global archiving for public data.
+Dat goes beyond regular archiving through its *distributed network*. When you share data, Dat sends data to many download locations at once, and they can sync the same data with each other! By connecting users directly Dat transfers files faster, especially sharing on a local network. Distributed syncing allows robust global archiving for public data.
<img src="/assets/share_link.png" alt="Share unique dat link" style="width:500px;"/>
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### Content Versioning
-The metadata only tells you if or when a file is changed, now how it changed. In addition to the metadata, Dat tracks changes in the content in a similar manner.
+The metadata only tells you if or when a file is changed, not how it changed. In addition to the metadata, Dat tracks changes in the content in a similar manner.
The default storage system used in Dat stores the files as files. This has the advantage of being very straightforward for users to understand, but the downside of not storing old versions of content by default.
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-# About Dat
-
-Dat's open source applications offer a new experience in advanced file syncing and publishing. Wherever your data goes, Dat uses innovative *in place archiving* to link files from many locations together. Share data with anyone over a distributed network using encrypted connections. Dat brings a new ease to public data management with automatic version history, persistent links, and dynamic storage.
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-Use Dat to distribute scientific data, browse remote files on demand, or run continuous file archiving. Integrate into your existing work flow with flexible storage options and http publishing. Dat connects existing web infrastructure with a modern technological foundation. Built on a decentralized network, Dat creates new opportunities for existing data publishing tools. Put data preservation at your finger tips, like never before, with user-first applications. **Secure**, **distributed**, **fast**.
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-With Dat, we want to make data sharing, publishing, and archiving fit into your workflow. Built with the needs of researchers, librarians, and developers in mind, Dat's unique design works wherever you store your data. You can keep files synced whether they're on your laptop, a public data repository, or in a drawer of hard drives. Dat securely ties all these places together, creating a dynamic data archive. Spend less time managing files, more time digging into data (unfortunately we cannot sort your hard drive drawer, yet).
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-[If you'd like you read more about how dat works, see our whitepaper.](https://github.com/datproject/docs/blob/master/papers/dat-paper.pdf)
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-## Built for the Public Good
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-Dat's distributed team builds Dat openly and compassionately. All software is open source and freely available to use. The [Dat project](http://datproject.org) is led by [Code for Science & Society](http://codeforscience.org) (CSS), a U.S. nonprofit. The mission of CSS is to work with public institutions to produce open source infrastructure for researchers, civic hackers, and journalists. We want to improve data access and long-term preservation. We actively welcome outside contributors and use cases beyond our mission.
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-Code for Science & Society hosts other open science initiatives including [Science Fair](https://github.com/codeforscience/sciencefair/), a desktop science library like nothing before, and [Stencila](https://github.com/stencila), the office suite for reproducible research. Science Fair uses Dat to distribute scientific literature. In the future, Stencila will use Dat for reproducible data analysis.
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-If you were looking to install dat, you're in the wrong place -- [installation is on a different page!](/install).