Monday, September 29, 2008

Stupid Redux : Old Man GNU Yells at Cloud

Ok this is getting ridiculous. Joining Ballmer and Ellison, Free software activist Richard Stallman has added his two cents on the cloud computing debate. He comments on the subject: "It's stupidity," he tells the Guardian. "It's worse than stupidity: it's a marketing hype campaign." Gee thanks for pointing out the obvious.

He goes on.
"Do your own computing on your own computer with your copy of a freedom-respecting program," he says. "If you use a proprietary program or somebody else's web server, you're defenceless. You're putty in the hands of whoever developed that software."

Gee thanks for the insight, my suggestion: go and take a shower and shave.

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