openservice Archives

  1. FTK: clouds, hype, and freedom

    I’ve written another post (really micro-essay) at Freedom To Tinker. This one is about ‘the cloud’, partially in response to Richard’s mini-interview, but really mostly in response to my continued frustration at the terribly meaningless phrase ‘the cloud’, and how it tends to confuse and obfuscate discussion of  critical issues. Go forth and read!

  2. wesabe ‘data bill of rights’

    Wesabe’s Marc Hedlund is speaking at the Princeton Cloud Computing seminar I’m at. Their ‘data bill of rights’: This Data Bill of Rights is our promise to you. You can export and/or delete your data from Wesabe whenever you want. Your data is your data, not ours. Our job is to help you understand and…

  3. Voting With Your Feet and Other Freedoms

    This Post In A Nutshell (aka, the Murray Version) No one should be surprised that social network users can’t ‘vote with their feet,’ because most users give up a portion of their autonomy when they choose to use web services. This post will suggest that protecting autonomy is desirable and should be designed in to…

  4. DiSo.

    OpenID blossoming into something really, really interesting. Yummy. (Just this summer, when I was talking with identity people about identity in open/principled services, the openID <-> social network thing was purely hypothetical. DiSo is only barely past hypothetical, but… still, very interesting.)

  5. on ‘the cloud’

    ‘Trapped Clouds’ by Chris Kovacs, used under a CC-BY license A wise and wonderful friend emailed me to say that he was glad my posts last night did not say ‘web 2.0’, as in his wise opinion ‘web 2.0’ is a pile of hooey. On this we are in deep agreement; there is no deep…

  6. so Luis uses gmail. So what?

    The lesson of this last post is not about gmail in particular; it is that web-based software, provided as a service, isn’t going away. If anything, it will keep expanding, because the user benefits are of a sort that traditional, user-managed software will have an extremely hard time matching. It isn’t just that web-delivered software…

  7. open is over-used, part CXXXIV (“Open Social”)

    I’m thinking of calling my open services work ‘principled services’ going forward to split some of the difference between open and Free, and remove some of the ambiguity around the often-overloaded terms ‘open and ‘free’. In the meantime, we’re about to get a flood of discussion of open services, courtesy of Open Social, the new…