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The Case Against Data Lock-in (acm.org)
6 points by durin42 on Oct 13, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

Hear ye open source and new technology people...

This is fundamentally the war we should be fighting. The problem is not that people are running Windows or using other proprietary software/services, but that their data is stuck in formats that are inextricably linked to them.

Thus, if you want peoples to be able to move to your new and innovative platform, work for open formats.

More than a few startup ideas here. Certainly a big problem, but also a sticky one.

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