Letting your data connect to other people's data is a bit about letting go in that sense. It is still not about giving to people data which they don't have a right to. It is about letting it be connected to data from peer sites. It is about letting it be joined to data from other applications.
It is about getting excited about connections, rather than nervous.
Source: Giant Global Graph: http://dig.csail.mit.edu/breadcrumbs/node/215
Contributed by: ~C4Chaos