I'm looking for some software that would provide features like Dropbox.

Will a simple webdav be enough for this use case?

  • Which features in particular are you interested in? – cjm Jun 4 '12 at 7:56
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    @cjm Access (optimally as a directory/virtual disk) from all desktop platforms (mobile platforms would be nice). I don't really need any features around user management, just password protection is fine. – Let_Me_Be Jun 4 '12 at 8:46

OwnCloud is supposed to be a self-hostable cloud solution, see its feature list. It indeed offers WebDAV access, but also a lot more.

While building your own solution using WebDAV is probably possible (and its sufficiency heavily depends on your requested features, as @cjm noted), I'd advise to also have a look at git-annex and especially keep an eye on git-annex assistant.

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    I have installed and test run Own, it does what it advertises, and will provide you with a "Home Cloud Server". (Still prefer my SFTP though!) – Tim Jun 4 '12 at 20:22

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