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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About the summary
by hayalci on Tue 30th Sep 2008 23:17 UTC
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Why the summary is so provocative about Stallman ?

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RE: About the summary
by darknexus on Wed 1st Oct 2008 00:45 in reply to "About the summary"
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Why the summary is so provocative about Stallman ?

Because Stallman's views are very radical, and he's very provocative when presenting them?

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RE: About the summary
by DigitalAxis on Wed 1st Oct 2008 01:52 in reply to "About the summary"
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Because he's an idealist with a very clear view about how the world should be, and with the time, money and boundless energy to espouse it.

Put it a different way, he IS a GPL flamewar.

Edited 2008-10-01 02:00 UTC

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RE[2]: About the summary
by adkilla on Wed 1st Oct 2008 05:02 in reply to "RE: About the summary"
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I think it is unfair to brand RMS as such. Though he may seem like a staunch idealist. I find that a many of his views are towards the greater good. Though this may make him seem to be a socialist.

If you honestly think that capitalism reigns supreme, you haven't been paying much attention to the financial crisis lately. It is not acceptable to preach capitalism when the fat cats on wall street rake in profits but demand socialism when they need bailouts!

IMHO, capitalism = greed, thus it should be regulated for the greater good of everyone else.

Edited 2008-10-01 05:02 UTC

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