Standardized Data Portability is the next great
frontier for the web. As users, our identity,
photos, videos and other forms of personal
data should be discoverable by, and shared
between our chosen tools or vendors. We
need a DHCP for Identity. A distributed File
System for data.
Imagine. . .
Processing data from your local machine with data
Chaining together services you use regularly
Automating the process so it ran at convenient
Not requiring programming knowledge
A process that is open, extensible and sharable
Hot on the Horizon
REST APIs are dotted all over the landscape
Web applications are opening up
Useful web services with revenue models
RSS and ATOM feeds are becoming ubiquitous
Desktop search is standard in Vista and OSX
Widgets and Gadgets are becoming useful
New projects to organise desktop meta-data
A synchronisation tool for GNOME which allows the user
to take their emails, files, bookmarks, and any other type
of personal information and synchronize that data with
another computer, an on-line service, or even another
Conduit manages the synchronisation and conversion of
data into other formats
Synchronize your tomboy notes to a file on a remote computer
Synchronize your emails to your mobile phone
Synchronize your bookmarks to delicious, gmail, or even
Thank you, any questions?
Ian Forrester - firstname.lastname@example.org
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