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Oct 1 2008   12:06PM GMT

Overheard: Richard Stallman and cloud computing

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

richard_stallman.jpg One reason you should not use web applications to do your computing is that you lose control. 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 defenseless. You’re putty in the hands of whoever developed that software.

Richard Stallman, Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman

Two thoughts. First, Happy Birthday to Gnu. Second…Richard Stallman is pretty predictable, isn’t he?

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