CowboyRobot writes "Two Google engineers who also are part of the Data Liberation Front, make the case for giving users as much access to their own data as possible. "it is far preferable to spend your engineering effort on innovation than it is to build bigger walls and stronger doors that prevent users from leaving"
"A better approach, one taken by rival blogging platforms, is not to rely on the user's hard drive to serve as the intermediary when attempting to migrate lots of data between cloud-based Blogging services. Instead, data liberation is best provided through APIs, and data portability is best provided by building code using those APIs to perform cloud-to-cloud migration.""
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