The Omni Group: “Weâ€™ve designed OmniPresence around open web protocols, so youâ€™re welcome to use our free Omni Sync Server or to host your own cloud server. We think that the option to host your own cloud is importantâ€”not just because of concerns with respect to privacy and security (though thatâ€™s key for many businesses), but because it means you can keep that cloud running as long as you want to keep using it. As we saw with MobileMe shutting down earlier this year, individual cloud services can easily disappear as business models change. Building a solution around open standards means that our customers have a choice of hosting providers rather than being tied to a single ephemeral cloud solution.”
Omni is taking an interesting approach to their cloud services. Besides running a cloud service you can use they’re going to let you run your own based on open web standards and protocols.