Web apps are convenient, but you don’t have any control over them. You never know if your favorite tool will evaporate when the company goes out of business or, as was the case of Google Reader, simply discontinued.
Of course you can try running your own server loaded up with open source applications, but that’s still a real pain for most non-geeks.
Former Google engineer Kenton Varda and neuroscientist Jade Wang think they’ve come up with way to fix both of these problems. It’s called Sandstorm: an open source project that gives you just as much control over cloud apps as you get on your very own servers, but without the hassles.
Read more at Wired.