“Open” means more than just an API…Google’s Data Liberation Project Ponies Up
Short and sweet from the Googleborg via a Webmonkey article titled “Pack Up Your Data and Leave Whenever You Want, It’s the New Rule of the Cloud:”
Users should be able to control the data they store in any of Google’s products. Our team’s goal is to make it easier for them to move data in and out.
Bravo. Brian Fitzpatrick and his team gains major street cred here; they’re up-front about the benefits to both end-users and Google. Openness and transparency benefit everyone.
Read more about the project at dataliberation.org