Respect Network

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Respect Network appears to be a closed vaporware monoculture for-pay cloud service launched with a high-gloss marketingy website at www.respectnetwork.com.

Criticism

Uses complex standards

Per: https://twitter.com/benwerd/status/464502782276292608

Respect uses XDI as a transmission protocol. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XDI The #indieweb approach, as a comparison: http://indiewebify.me/ #iiw
  • I looked at this standard for 10 minutes and was bewildered. It was hard to find an implementation or how to actually use it, when I finally did, the markup was hideous to look at User:BrennanNovak.com

Closed

per https://twitter.com/benwerd/status/464503235739279360:

The Respect Network is closed and has tiered membership fees. Would prefer web-style free & open protocols. #iiw #indieweb

Strong emphasis added.

Membership Fees

per https://twitter.com/benwerd/status/464503235739279360:

The Respect Network is closed and has tiered membership fees. Would prefer web-style free & open protocols. #iiw #indieweb

Strong emphasis added. And per https://twitter.com/benwerd/status/464506844627484674:

Personal clouds, business clouds, nfp clouds. All good. Why do we need to pay to join the network? I don't on the web. #iiw #indieweb

Tweets

2014-05-08 related tweets from a session about Respect Network at IIW:

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