Re: Please let's not talk about "clouds"
> It sounds like what you're talking about is rental of a remote virtual
> computer with certain specific features that are useful for offering
> Internet services to the public.
> If you think that is mistaken, could you tell me what the error is?
Indeed, I believe you are mistaken.
It's not clear I am mistaken. Let's look at it:
Last week at the OpenStack Summit in Portland, the United States
National Security Agency (NSA) talked about the fact that they have a
very successful on-premise OpenStack "cloud" for the use of their own
use at their own facilities only. No public sites are offered. The point
is not "for offering Internet services to the public".
I said "with certain specific features that are useful for offering
Internet services to the public". The fact that they are useful in
other cases too doesn't contradict what I said.
However, I could change it to
It sounds like what you're talking about is rental of a remote virtual
computer with certain specific features that are useful for offering
Internet services to be accessed from various computers.
if that is clearer. Do you see anything wrong with that?
Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call