I maintain a list of products that respect people’s data and are user-friendly.
I do not have specific requirements yet for products I add to the list.
In the past, I’ve been adding mostly open-source softwares; from now on, I will be adding more free and libre open-source softwares. Those are softwares under a free-software license, or a permissive software license, such as GNU All-Permissive Licenses, MIT License, BSD licenses, and Apache licenses.
All products tend to be “user-friendly” so people switching from Google can adopt them smoothly.
I removed some command-line interface products I had added because I want the List to focus on user-friendly products that are an alternative to Google.
Hey, I’m writing a book to explain the nature of the relation between “tech” platforms and us, the users. You can read the synopsis here.