Hands on with Google Drive
Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:55 PM
That's all I needed to know.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:09 PM
As long as google owns the right, and can create "derivative works" based on my documents I will NEVER use them to collaborate a single document... ever. It's bad enough we use Google Apps for mail services (which has been very reliable), but I don't even send patent information through that email account.
I could be paranoid, but before Google+ came out, we had put together a plan for something similar to "Circles" for social networks, and I can think maybe they saw something with our stuff, and that was the end of me trusting google for anything except basic non-sensitive email.
Automated or not, giving Google rights to everything is BS.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:20 PM
Thanks for this well written article with the pros and cons of Google Drive. I, like others have already noted, disagree with Google's Terms of Service and appreciate your making that issue very clear to potential users.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:46 PM
(For comparison, Dropbox uses about 0-0.2% when not syncing.)
Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:23 PM
How are the documents shared? Do you think perhaps users are dragging and dropping files from drop box into folders on their own drive? I believe that results in it being "moved" instead of copied as one might expect of an internet file.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:29 PM
Now if the 1Password folks start supporting Google Drive, life will be good.
BTW, has anyone activated it yet? When I went through the process (https://drive.google.com/start), I got a pop-up informing me that I'd get an e-mail when Google Drive had been activated on the account. So then I tried signing up a new Google account and was offered the opportunity to activate Google Drive immediately (on that account).