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Alex Miller (Clojure team)20:05:59

I’m not a lawyer, and I’m not speaking on behalf of the Datomic team, but this seems to mangle a lot of Datomic’s value for a possibly questionable goal in the face of a rapidly evolving legal area, which may actually not require anything of the sort.


@U064X3EF3 maybe you would think differently if you worked in the EU, this stuff is getting pretty tangible there :) . In any case, I felt it was important to make people aware of this option so that they don't consider Datomic's immutability a deal breaker.


I also disagree about it mangling a "lot" of Datomic's value, from experience, and I tried to articulate that in the article (criticism welcome). As a comparison, IMO you lose much less power by adopting this approach than by moving from Peer/On-Prem to Client/Cloud.


Finally, from a non-legal standpoint, I will add that I witness every day the temptation to abuse the data of our users within my company, and I want to technically enforce its protection - who knows how things will evolve, especially once I'm gone?