today i'd like to introduce [Nextcloud](https://nextcloud.com). It is a fork of the open source version of [ownCloud](https://owncloud.org) with one key difference to its predecessor: There won't be a closed source edition and all the planing and development happens in the open. Also it is a Drop-in replacement for ownCloud which means, although there are [native clients](https://nextcloud.com/install/#install-clients) already available, all ownCloud branded client software will remain compatible for the time being.
*Read more about Nextcloud on [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nextcloud) or on their [website](https://nextcloud.com).*
**Now it gets interesting for you:**
Starting today we'll be using Nextcloud 10 at [cloud.socialnerds.org](https://cloud.socialnerds.org) which is supposed to completely replace our ownCloud instance at [www.socialnerds.org/cloud](https://www.socialnerds.org/cloud). The ownCloud instance will be available until the **31st of December 2016**. After that you won't be able to recover data which has not been migrated to [cloud.socialnerds.org](https://cloud.socialnerds.org).
For the purpose of detecting unused accounts and having a fresh database **you have to transfer your data manually** to the new cloud instance.
To get an account for the new cloud instance follow the instructions [here](/account).
[socialnerds.org](/) connects a couple of nerds (who do also exist in a social “real life” environment) doing interesting stuff like writing code, playing around with hardware, getting to know the latest operating systems, gaming old classics and doing whatever is fun doing with a computer (or something similar).