Free Software: Why Do I Care
Mar 06, 2012, 15:02 (1 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Kushal for this link.
"My reasons for disagreeing with them are three-fold: one, I
don?t think computers are just tools to do a certain set of tasks.
Granted I?m a nerd at heart and I?ll always love computers more
than the average Joe does. However, it?s about time people realized
that computers aren?t just a tool. Even if you insist on referring
to them as such, you have to admit that they?re going to be a part
of every little thing you do in your life ? and that participation
is only on the rise. People with computer chips inside their body
sending their location information to some government agency isn?t
just on the science fiction pages anymore. Do you really not care
if an organization that makes all this machinery and its software
is capable of abusing that power? Do you not care if a software
manufacturer gains so much power that they can literally force you
to buy their stuff?"