Is that a weave, or your natural hair?
Mozilla just (on 12/23, while I was off celebrating Lille julaften) launched another project on Mozilla Labs. This one’s called Weave, and it represents Mozilla’s entry into the data portability discussion.
(I’m sure they meant weave as in the “weaving the web” reference – but I can’t but help think about hair weaves, and the artificial extension of the browser beyond its natural domain – a little irony in the name itself? Not that there’s anything wrong with wearing a weave, mind you.)
- Mozilla Weave: More Servers for your browser (ajaxian)
- Hands on with Mozilla Weave: Personalize your own cloud (ars technica, with screenshots)
- Mozilla launches Desktop Integration Tool for Firefox (Mashable)
- Mozilla Weaves Web Platform for User Data (ReadWriteWeb)
- Mozilla Weave Helps Us Move to the Cloud (Web Worker Daily)
- Mozilla floats Weave as Web platform (Between the Lines at ZDNet)
- Mozilla Weaves Services (GigaOM)
And the original announcement itself: Introducing Weave (Mozilla Labs).
In that announcement, Mozilla Labs argues that:
Web browsers like Firefox can and should do more to broker rich experiences while increasing user control over their data and personal information.
The initial release, which requires a Firefox 3b2pre or later build, lets the user synchronize browser history and bookmarks with data storage in the cloud.