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Re: [xml-dev] Solid -- a fascinating new technology from TimBerners-Lee

Yes, Solid is something to looking forward to.

Many years ago, we face the vendor lock-in problem from the software giants, due to proprietary data formats.
Thanks to Berners Lee, W3C, XML and open source community, that is less of a problem today.

But now we face the problem of† vendor lock-in, not due to proprietary formats, but due to cloud-service lock-in.
With all the software giants, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon, ... offering their services primarily as cloud services,
this cloud lock-in issue is going to become more severe in years to come.

It's a new war the software industry needs to fight.
It cannot be addressed just by one person, one project, one organization.
It needs collaboration from the entire community.


On Mon 1/10 9:52 PM, Costello, Roger L. wrote:

Hi Folks,

Tim Berners-Lee has started a new technology called Solid (https://solid.mit.edu/). Itís basic tenet is that my data should be owned/controlled by me, instead of Facebook, Google, etc. An excerpt from the web site:

Users should have the freedom to choose where their data resides and who is allowed to access it. By decoupling content from the application itself, users are now able to do so.

Has anyone explored Solid?


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