Wouldn’t it be nice to use #ownCloud for the image storage? I don’t know how complicated this would be to be implemented, but in the spirit of #indieweb, this would be a much better approach than #s3.
I totally want to move away from making S3 a requirement, but I’m on the fence regarding OwnCloud. The two primary goals are:
- keep the number of hard dependencies to a minimum
- make it possible to install #pants on cloud providers like Heroku that don’t have persistent file storage.
I’ll probably just shove things into the database in some way and leave it up to the administrator to choose a different data store if they prefer.