witches.town / SaaS critique Show more

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@HerraBRE account migration is not desirable. It is individualistic and counterproductive for communities.
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Can you elaborate on that? I think account migration is a crucial feature. For a easy start people might pick a random server and later want to move to one who fits better,or their own. Without having to start from scratch. The admin tells you that they will shutdown the server, again you want to move to another server without losing your connections. The "right to move" is a key principle to establish software freedom in the SaaS world,IMHO
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@bjoern @HerraBRE I'll start by ignoring the technical and social difficulties (domain name changing... causing troubles both for lookups/computers as well as humans who remember the old address...)...

What you mention first, @bjoern, is not account migration. "Without having to start from scratch" and "without losing your connections" is only the transferral of subscriptions. We could discuss bi-directional transferrals (but why would you be able to force a remote party to subscribe to a new, possibly untrusted, server?!).

The "right to move" is still there. Restoration of backed up data is however incredibly hard to do without breaking the laws of physics.
@bjoern @HerraBRE restoration of old backed up data to a new identity* (that is: the process of moving to a new identity)
@bjoern I simply wouldn't defend "the right to move". But I'd defend "the right to choose provider". One is physically impossible to do (in a secure _and_ user friendly way), the other simple as SMTP.
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