[LINK] Stallman warns against cloud computing

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Wed Oct 1 11:35:59 EST 2008


On 01/10/2008, at 10:58 AM, David Boxall wrote:

>> An outspoken advocate of software freedom, Stallman continued, "It's
>> just as bad as using a proprietary program. Do your own computing on
>> your own computer with your copy of a freedom-respecting program. If
>> you use a proprietary program or somebody else's web server, you're
>> defenceless. You're putty in the hands of whoever developed that
>> software."

Doubtless many Americans (and others) are wondering why they entrusted  
their money to banks (cloud safes?), too.

I'm waiting for 'cloud computing' to become the de rigueur term for  
'anything on the internet' as postulated by a frowning Larry Ellison  
in an anti-cloud computing interview.

iT


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