[LINK] 'Cloud Computing doesn't fly'

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 18:38:07 EST 2010

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 5:21 AM, Stilgherrian <stil at stilgherrian.com> wrote:

> On 28/09/2010, at 6:15 PM, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> > that it takes away ANY... the
> > right to choose what version you run of a given application,
> Hang on, let me see if I can find that on... ah, here we go. Article 37.
>    http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml

Sometimes, rights. <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rights> the
interest or ownership a person,group, or business has in property: He has a
50-percent rightin a silver mine. The author controls the screen rights for
the book.

If a piece of binary code is in my machine in the privacy of my home I can
do whatever I please with it, -legalese and lawyers nothwithstanding- patch
it, examine it, reverse engineer it, etc. If it´s in the cloud, I lose my
ability to do so.

Don´t like the word "rights", well, use "freedom".


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