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Should developers ensure their applications allow exchange of data with other applications of the same type?   [Edit]

Survey period: 29 Nov 2010 to 6 Dec 2010

Should we be required to provide the means to import and export data from our applications to ensure uses aren't locked into a single application?

OptionVotes% 
Yes, we should provide as rich an import and export experience as possible12922.05
Yes, if there are open standards for the data we should provide import and export of that standard format29650.60
Yes, but we should only be required to export data that has been input or imported, and not export any extra data our application has added417.01
No11920.34

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GeneralWe should allow the user to exchange data in certain format woth other application. Pin
AnupKumarYadav7-Dec-10 23:02
MemberAnupKumarYadav7-Dec-10 23:02 
GeneralIt's your code Pin
Shane Story3-Dec-10 3:40
MemberShane Story3-Dec-10 3:40 
GeneralRe: It's your code Pin
PIEBALDconsult3-Dec-10 15:53
professionalPIEBALDconsult3-Dec-10 15:53 
GeneralRe: It's your code Pin
Shane Story4-Dec-10 4:06
MemberShane Story4-Dec-10 4:06 
GeneralOnly if it's in the spec. Pin
Henry Minute1-Dec-10 8:53
MemberHenry Minute1-Dec-10 8:53 
GeneralAlways yes Pin
PoweredByOtgc30-Nov-10 9:11
MemberPoweredByOtgc30-Nov-10 9:11 
GeneralRe: Always yes Pin
PIEBALDconsult2-Dec-10 9:01
professionalPIEBALDconsult2-Dec-10 9:01 
GeneralPoint of view Pin
PIEBALDconsult30-Nov-10 3:15
professionalPIEBALDconsult30-Nov-10 3:15 
GeneralYou do what the customer needs Pin
Simon Dufour29-Nov-10 8:57
MemberSimon Dufour29-Nov-10 8:57 
GeneralRe: You do what the customer needs Pin
W Balboos, GHB29-Nov-10 10:47
mveW Balboos, GHB29-Nov-10 10:47 
GeneralRe: You do what the customer needs Pin
Chris Maunder29-Nov-10 17:31
cofounderChris Maunder29-Nov-10 17:31 
GeneralRe: You do what the customer needs Pin
Simon Dufour30-Nov-10 3:26
MemberSimon Dufour30-Nov-10 3:26 
GeneralRe: You do what the customer needs Pin
Eddy Vluggen1-Dec-10 7:39
professionalEddy Vluggen1-Dec-10 7:39 
GeneralNo Pin
cmk29-Nov-10 7:54
Membercmk29-Nov-10 7:54 
We should not be required to, but we should anyways.
...cmk

The idea that I can be presented with a problem, set out to logically solve it with the tools at hand, and wind up with a program that could not be legally used because someone else followed the same logical steps some years ago and filed for a patent on it is horrifying.
- John Carmack

GeneralNo should be proprietary Pin
Mike Hankey29-Nov-10 7:42
professionalMike Hankey29-Nov-10 7:42 
GeneralRe: No should be proprietary Pin
xComaWhitex2-Dec-10 19:13
MemberxComaWhitex2-Dec-10 19:13 
GeneralYes Pin
Luc Pattyn29-Nov-10 6:09
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn29-Nov-10 6:09 
GeneralRe: Yes Pin
thatraja29-Nov-10 19:20
professionalthatraja29-Nov-10 19:20 
GeneralIt Speaks For Your Application Pin
W Balboos, GHB29-Nov-10 2:16
mveW Balboos, GHB29-Nov-10 2:16 
GeneralRe: It Speaks For Your Application Pin
xcorporation29-Nov-10 7:57
Memberxcorporation29-Nov-10 7:57 
QuestionRe: It Speaks For Your Application Pin
W Balboos, GHB29-Nov-10 10:45
mveW Balboos, GHB29-Nov-10 10:45 
AnswerRe: It Speaks For Your Application ... Data subject to FOIA? Pin
GoodTime Charlie, VA30-Nov-10 5:41
MemberGoodTime Charlie, VA30-Nov-10 5:41 
AnswerRe: It Speaks For Your Application ... Data subject to FOIA? Pin
W Balboos, GHB30-Nov-10 8:07
mveW Balboos, GHB30-Nov-10 8:07 
GeneralRe: It Speaks For Your Application ... Data subject to FOIA? Pin
GoodTime Charlie, VA30-Nov-10 9:43
MemberGoodTime Charlie, VA30-Nov-10 9:43 
GeneralRe: It Speaks For Your Application ... Data subject to FOIA? Pin
W Balboos, GHB1-Dec-10 3:51
mveW Balboos, GHB1-Dec-10 3:51 

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