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Apps as non-exclusionary public spaces

remoteStorage, an open protocol for 0data, respects 'anonymous mode', which means one can start using the app in the browser immediately, without a login; at a later date, after getting a feel for how things work, one can choose to sync their data to a storage account.

Not requiring someone to sign in is the standard for most web content and abnormal in the context of apps, but it feels magical: there are no doors, no walls, anyone is welcome—it feels like walking into a park, you can sit anywhere and have a picnic if you like.

This characteristic also makes the app highly shareable, which is helpful in unlocking the commons.