Cloud Computing Is for Stupid People – Richard Stallman

In an interview published by The Guardian on Monday, Richard Stallman says “The concept of using web-based programs like Google’s Gmail is “worse than stupidity. 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. It’s stupidity. It’s worse than stupidity: it’s a marketing hype campaign.”

Cloud Computing Is for Stupid People – Richard Stallman

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