Data lock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaUpdate 8/27/08: Well, that was a short lived article! Wikipedia removed it, apparently because it was too much of a definition, and not enough of an encyclopedia article.
... Data lock is the planned or accidental strategy of retaining customers by holding data captive.
Data lock is a common outcome of proprietary file formats. It is a particularly common occurrence in cloud computing, but it is also commonplace in personal information managers and in commercial IT systems in every industry.
Customers rarely make data mobility a priority, so it can be difficult even for well intended developers to invest in data freedom. Google has shown recent moves away from data lock through the creation of APIs and new public export formats for blogs...
Thursday, August 21, 2008
My first Wikipedia page: Data Lock
I've edited several pages, but this is the first I've created ...