[kwlug-disc] Stallman comes out against Google's cloud
rarsa at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 15 23:05:20 EST 2010
I am one of those, who, without wearing a tinfoil hat, thinks that Amazon's and
Paypal's actions should send shivers to anyone that wants to rely "on the cloud"
for their business.
The technical concept is great, makes a lot of sense. Does having a third party
decide to close your business make sense? Of course, you can argue that they
didn't "close" wikileaks, just removed their ability to operate.
Whether you agree or disagree with what Wikileaks did, what Amazon and Paypal
did was wrong.
Software, Hardware and Practices
An eclectic collection of random thoughts
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From: Insurance Squared Inc. <gcooke at insurancesquared.com>
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Sent: Tue, December 14, 2010 1:48:06 PM
Subject: [kwlug-disc] Stallman comes out against Google's cloud
Summary: Cloud computer is for the Homer Simpons of the world. Here's a good
quote from the article:
"Perhaps the term 'careless computing' would suit it better."
He also makes an interesting point about how in the US if your data is on a
corporate server then the police can access sometimes without even a search
warrant? No idea what that's about. g.
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