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== Expansions ==
== Expansions ==
* '''your data''' -  whether you created it or purchased it
* '''your data''' -  whether you created it or purchased it
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* '''across space''' - different websites, different devices, different media, space-shifting in general
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* '''across space''' - different websites, different devices, different media, different applications, space-shifting in general
* '''across time''' - archiving at one point in time, retrieving at another point in time, time-shifting in general
* '''across time''' - archiving at one point in time, retrieving at another point in time, time-shifting in general
== Relation to microformats ==
== Relation to microformats ==
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Data portability was/is one of the incentives behind the development of [[microformats]], and now microformats have  provided key building blocks for enabling or improving data portability across a variety contexts:
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Data portability was, and remains, one of the incentives behind the development of [[microformats]], and now microformats have  provided key building blocks for enabling or improving data portability across a variety contexts:
* contact information portability. [[hcard|hCard]] has lowered the barrier to sharing contact information on the Web compatibly with the industry standard vCard (RFC 2426) format.
* contact information portability. [[hcard|hCard]] has lowered the barrier to sharing contact information on the Web compatibly with the industry standard vCard (RFC 2426) format.
* event portability. With [[hcalendar|hCalendar]], it is possible to upload an event from one calendar site to another and the portability of iCalendar (RFC 2445) data has also been enhanced for the Web.
* event portability. With [[hcalendar|hCalendar]], it is possible to upload an event from one calendar site to another and the portability of iCalendar (RFC 2445) data has also been enhanced for the Web.
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== Previous Work ==
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== Previous work ==
Data portability has been an important topic for quite some time, our work today stands on the shoulders of that earlier work.  Here are a few illustrative citations/examples:
Data portability has been an important topic for quite some time, our work today stands on the shoulders of that earlier work.  Here are a few illustrative citations/examples:
* 2001 [http://digitalconsumer.org/ DigitalConsumer.org] founded [http://digitalconsumer.org/press-factsheet.html by Joe Kraus and Graham Spencer]. key achievements:
* 2001 [http://digitalconsumer.org/ DigitalConsumer.org] founded [http://digitalconsumer.org/press-factsheet.html by Joe Kraus and Graham Spencer]. key achievements:
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** accessing different disk formats, with different hard disk peripheral interfaces (SCSI, Firewire, USB)
** accessing different disk formats, with different hard disk peripheral interfaces (SCSI, Firewire, USB)
** reading old file formats
** reading old file formats
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** transfering your data when upgrading (or just replacing) a personal computer
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** transferring your data when upgrading (or just replacing) a personal computer
** historical fragility of online-only data stores (e.g. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop.com Desktop.com], which terminated access without warning and thus effectively "lost" all their users' data).
** historical fragility of online-only data stores (e.g. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop.com Desktop.com], which terminated access without warning and thus effectively "lost" all their users' data).
** partial recoverability of files from hard disk crashes or other corruption
** partial recoverability of files from hard disk crashes or other corruption
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** "You control your own data" - Users should own their own data
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** "You control your own data" - users should own their own data
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** Incentives for companies to support open formats: do the right thing, build user trust, easier importing/growth, network effects, outgrow the competition (or established proprietary players)
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** Incentives for companies to support open formats: do the right thing, build user trust, easier importing/growth, network effects, outgrow the competition (or established proprietary players)
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** ...
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** after the event: Ironically, the podcast of this session has been lost (was formerly at: http://we05.com/podcast/mp3/we05-2-tantek-celik.mp3 ). As it was Creative Commons licensed, if anyone out there has it, please post it somewhere, perhaps to http://odeo.com/ , and leave a comment on the [http://odeo.com/audio/270407/view Odeo entry for the original podcast] linking to the new location.
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** after the event: Ironically, the podcast of this session has been lost (was formerly at: http://we05.com/podcast/mp3/we05-2-tantek-celik.mp3 ). As it was Creative Commons licensed, if anyone out there has it, please post it somewhere - perhaps to http://odeo.com/ - and leave a comment on the [http://odeo.com/audio/270407/view Odeo entry for the original podcast] linking to the new location.

Revision as of 09:36, 5 September 2007

Data Portability

Contents


Summary

Data portability is about you, the user, being able to move and use your data across space and across time.

Expansions

Relation to microformats

Data portability was, and remains, one of the incentives behind the development of microformats, and now microformats have provided key building blocks for enabling or improving data portability across a variety contexts:

Previous work

Data portability has been an important topic for quite some time, our work today stands on the shoulders of that earlier work. Here are a few illustrative citations/examples:

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