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Re: Dissident versus ASP

Jeremy Hankins <nowan@nowan.org> writes:

> "Bernhard R. Link" <blink@informatik.uni-freiburg.de> writes:
> > * Jeremy Hankins <nowan@nowan.org> [030317 17:31]:
> >> Folks who are providing an ASP-style service generally are going to
> >> have big web servers and lots of bandwidth anyway; I'm not convinced
> >> that distribution of source would be a significant burden for them.
> >
> > Note the "generally". You are aware that you imply, that only such
> > persons should have the possibility to do so?
> I'm saying that in the most typical case, these folks will have big
> servers & big pipes.  I'm certainly not saying that it's ideal that
> only folks with big servers and big pipes be able to provide ASP
> services.  Am I misunderstanding you?  I'm simply trying to divide the
> problem space up a bit.  The other two scenarios described situations
> where ASP-providers didn't have big servers or big pipes.


Part of the point of free software is that everyone has a software
publishing factory on their desk, and it is the noxious copyright
regime that blocks them from using it.

My server, even if over a tiny pipe, would be useful as an ASP
provider for my friends, just as my CD-writer is useful as a software
publishing factory for my friends.

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