Linked by David Adams on Tue 30th Sep 2008 02:26 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y A very interesting "Blogwatch" posting at Computerworld links out to an interview with Richard Stallman wherein he posits that Cloud Computing is a trap to entice users to give up control and privacy and become subject to closed, proprietary platforms. Since RMS is a professional provocateur, I wouldn't consider all of his pronouncements newsworthy. But the thoughtful responses linked in this blog roundup were interesting, and I believe the issue of convenience vs control vis a vis Cloud Computing is a very timely and important debate to be having at this point in IT history.
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RE: Agreed
by adkilla on Wed 1st Oct 2008 04:54 UTC in reply to "Agreed"
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The problem with policies is that it is not law or a legally binding contract.
So though you could mention that in your policy statement, it does not stop the disagreeing party to reject future changes in policy.

Also though you may see statements that effectively state in your employment contract that require you to accept to their policies even if it changes, it doesn't stand a chance in court. This however does not mean lawyers wouldn't come up with ingenious ways of hoodwinking the unsuspecting public.

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