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Re: Please let's not talk about "clouds"

On 04/22/2013 10:33 AM, Richard Stallman wrote:
> If you host the platform and use it, that isn't SaaS.
> That is using your own computer.

So, for you, the line is who is providing the hosting?

I respectfully don't agree. A commercial hosting service
could provide a 100% free software hosted platforms,
which would be reproducible at home. I have no problem
with that.

For me, the problem is more when the underlying IaaS
isn't free, when the SaaS uses a PaaS which isn't free,
or if the software on the SaaS platform isn't free. This
is where I draw the line, and this has absolutely nothing
to do with what kind of contract I have with my provider
(shared hosting, dedicated servers, collocation, or even
a public or private IaaS cloud).




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