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3:10 pm on Jul 20, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter are collaborating on an open source data portability project: Data Transfer Project.

If this works, it could be a great way of transferring data between services without first downloading it and then re-uploading it.
The project was envisioned as an open-source standard, and many of the engineers involved say a broader shift in governance will be necessary if the standard is successful. “In the long term, we want there to be a consortium of industry leaders, consumer groups, government groups,” says Fair. “But until we have a reasonable critical mass, it’s not an interesting conversation.”
[theverge.com...]
Here's more detail on the project itself. [datatransferproject.dev...]

Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter in Open Source Collaboration [theverge.com]


[edited by: not2easy at 4:30 pm (utc) on Jul 20, 2018]
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3:49 pm on July 20, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Sounds more like they want users to stop downloading their data, from say company A ( and then asking for the copies to be deleted at company A ) and the user then keeping their own data and choosing what data they upload to company B, C, D etc.

This is move allyour data from company A to company B, C, D etc directly..and company A gets to keep their copy..

Using open source direct transferring as the sugar coating..

No thanks..

One ( open source ) ring to rule them all...