One of the things I have been talking about as crucial for the FOSSN is the ability to give the individual installations autonomy. I knwo that Moveon for example is not going to let that data go freely or easily. Nor do I think they should. I think a discussion of who owns what data does need to talk place. There is the individual's data, the business data, private (often by law) data, and public data. What I was calling earlier a Federated Data System would address those multiple levels.
I just stumbled upon this article today.
Which talks of a "Unified Social Network." Mike G, I gonna completely co-opt this term as it is what i have been looking for labewise for 3 years. Thank you! No to mention the update on what everyone else is doing. I think this is verification enough in regards to the concept.