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You own your data

On an entry from a few months back, Jonas recounts his recent outlook migration experience. A sobering read, and one I can relate to, and not just from a user's perspective. The outlook import in spaces is by far the most complex of the imports, since it requires a native library to work.

Jonas ends the entry with:

ps. What are they (Microsoft) thinking? Why do they lock their users? Why aren't they embracing open standards? When will I be trusted with my own data?
He's right. At the moment spaces does a full XML export of your data, but that's not enough. In the future, standards such as iCal or MBOX will also be supported for exports.

We own our data, and our software should acknowledge that.

Categories: clevercactus, technology
Posted by diego on March 7 2003 at 8:02 PM

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