THE Open Standards Stack for Data Portability? Really?
by Timothy Appnel
I just saw a link in the del.icio.us hot list that caught my attention called Data Portability, that bills itself as
the open standards stack of the ubiquitous sharing and remixing of data.
This all seems rather arbitrary in what is "open" that I am suspicious of a hidden agenda at play here.
I'm all for open standards, data portability and anyone who wants to advocate it, but advocacy of "open" should be just that -- open and not so closed, arbitrary or apparently biased. (If it's not biased then someone didn't do their homework.) We have enough agenda disguised in open advocacy clothes already.
Timothy if you dig a little deeper into what we have built you will notice there is a reference design that explains how all the standards fit together. The stack is also still open to debate.
I didn't think I had to dig any deeper. The point you are making was not at all clear looking at the site that was up when I made my post. I also found the use of "the" rather presumptive. It's since changed and thankfully the tagline I was referring to is gone.