I do like the fact that Google has a “Google Data Liberation Front.” Their mission: “Users should be able to control the data they store in any of Google’s products. Our team’s goal is to make it easier to move data in and out.” Google announced another positive step in this direction for Google Docs. All this is good, and even if it’s over-marketing Google’s openness, it’s the right value to be marketing.
Still, I wish it were easy to download a backup of my gmail.
LATER that day: Meanwhile, Microsoft is opening up its PST mailbox format.