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You don't really own Fargo blogs either

Fargo is (I’m really simplifying here!) Open Source software by Dave Winer that lets you build a blog out of files stored on your Dropbox online storage account. Ron Chester explains very well here why he is using the Fargo Web publishing system.

Call to fund research on an easy and COMPLETE alternative to Gmail, Facebook etc...

Call to fund research on an easy and COMPLETE alternative to Gmail, Facebook etc... /img/I_want_to_break_free.jpg
Source: Ray MacLean on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/raymaclean/3548172441/

UPDATE 2013/09/17: THIS PROJECT NOW HAS A HOME AT per-cloud.com

I have been using my own email service and self-hosted blogs since 20062007. I started explaining why everybody should do the same three years ago, when I proposed Virtual Personal Email Servers to overcome the big limits of today’s email. In 2011 I repeated why it is important to find alternatives to Gmail.

Since real support for privacy, control and data ownership should be present in everything we do online, last January I also pointed out that alternatives to corporate social networks already exist and only need proper packaging.