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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:
** [http://digitalconsumer.org/bill.html Digital Consumer Bill of Rights]
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** [http://digitalconsumer.org/bill.html Digital Consumer Bill of Rights] - e.g. [http://digitalconsumer.org/overview.html the rights to "time-shift" media, "space-shift" media, make backup copies of your media].
 
** [http://digitalconsumer.org/testimony-20020425.html 2002-04-25 testified to Congress on "digital rights of consumers"]
 
** [http://digitalconsumer.org/testimony-20020425.html 2002-04-25 testified to Congress on "digital rights of consumers"]
 
* 2005 September Tantek Çelik's [[presentations#2005|2005 presentation]] on [http://tantek.com/presentations/2005/09/microformats-evolution/ "Microformats: Evolving The Web" at Web Essentials 05] began with and emphasized numerous specific user scenarios and points of why data portability matters to every digital citizen, including:
 
* 2005 September Tantek Çelik's [[presentations#2005|2005 presentation]] on [http://tantek.com/presentations/2005/09/microformats-evolution/ "Microformats: Evolving The Web" at Web Essentials 05] began with and emphasized numerous specific user scenarios and points of why data portability matters to every digital citizen, including:

Revision as of 02:20, 5 September 2007

Data Portability

Summary

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

Expansions

  • your data - whether you created it or purchased it
  • across space - different websites, different devices, different media, space-shifting in general
  • across time - archiving at one point in time, retrieving at another point in time, time-shifting in general

Relation to microformats

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:

  • contact information portability. 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, 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.
  • social-network-portability
  • ...

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: