My friend Chris breaks down what it has cost him to leave Google behind as he looks for a more open web.

The point of this all is, De-Googling isn’t cheap even before one considers the knowledge and experience required to do so. Given this, how then do those of us who want to promote privacy and open-source ever hope to compete?

It cost him about $3k USD to leave Google, and yup he does acknowledge that he’s in a position to do this, but also points us to some places that can help you do it for less as they continue to research open tech without surveillance.