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Is cloud computing a threat to open source?

Apr 14, 2009, 19:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Spencer)

[ Thanks to GreenITguru for this link. ]

"The IT admins hated it of course, they liked the terminals with their distinctly unfunky apps, they had control because they controlled the server. They wanted control; the PC was too clearly freedom writ large.

"The Network arrives... along with a loss of freedom

"The PC revolution ushered in an explosion of possibilities and freedoms but it was not long before these freedoms were eroded. 'Networking' was the first step. The price paid for access to a file-share area and the ability to use any PC in the building and still see the same desktop was... membership of the dreaded 'Domain'. Combine the restrictions of the Domain with the quickly rising cost of (desirable) proprietary software and the shine was going off the PC revolution. Just ask anyone in corporate network how free they feel."

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