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Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman

Guardian writes: "The concept of using web-based programs like Google's Gmail is "worse than stupidity", according to a leading advocate of free software.

Cloud computing – where IT power is delivered over the internet as you need it, rather than drawn from a desktop computer – has gained currency in recent years. Large internet and technology companies including Google, Microsoft and Amazon are pushing forward their plans to deliver information and software over the net.

But Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and creator of the computer operating system GNU, said that cloud computing was simply a trap aimed at forcing more people to buy into locked, proprietary systems that would cost them more and more over time."

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JustinSaneV23365d ago

Says the guy who looks like he just came straight out of the 80's.

vitz33365d ago (Edited 3365d ago )

Says one of the pioneers of open-source software. Which is the basic principles behind; Apache, Firefox, Linux, Thunderbird, TrueCrypt, KeePass, IMGburn, and many others.

Think before you bash pointlessly. This guy has credit.

@ below. Might want to shut up.

JustinSaneV23365d ago

Might want to upgrade your sarcasm meter pal.