What Happens if Pogoplug Pulls the Plug?

pogoplug-unitI was very impressed by the Pogoplug review unit that adds remote access to any USB drive. But many folks raised a valid question since your data access is done through Pogoplug’s web servers: What happens if the company goes out of business? How will you access your data remotely?

The company addresses those concerns today with a blog announcement: They’re going to make put the source code for the back-end services into a data escrow account. If the company folds, the code will get published to SourceForge where the community can access it and use it. That means you’d be relying on the open-source community, but I think it’s a very acceptable proposed solution. Hopefully, it puts some potential customers at ease.

How about it? Does the approach “plug” up any concerns you have?

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