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Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:31

Stallman rains on cloud

Written by Nick Farrell



It is all a trap

Open source guru Richard Stallman has warned that web-based programs like Google's Gmail will force people to buy into locked, proprietary systems.

He warned that once locked in, people will have to progressively pay more. Stallman said that cloud computing was stupidity. “It's worse than stupidity: it's a marketing hype campaign."

He 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. Stallman said users should be keen to keep their information in their own hands, rather than hand it over to a third party.

His comments echo those made last week by Oracle boss Larry Ellison who criticised the rash of cloud computing announcements as "fashion-driven" and "complete gibberish".

Nick Farrell

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