RMS, Freedom and the Cloud

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RMS has an article on der Spiegel about the dangers the cloud presents to computing. He is correct that the cloud is a dangerous place but not any more dangerous than the web has been all along with malware and DRM roaming like predators and that other OS on the desktop. Fortunately there is choice so one can chose the service provider that respects users’ freedom to the greatest extent. That is not easy but with FLOSS we have the ability to make our own clouds with the efficiencies of cloud computing but with a proper ethical framework.

Governments can overrule anything. So we have to participate in democracy to ensure that governments do not curtail freedom on the web but promote and protect it.

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