Re: Dissident versus ASP
Jeremy Hankins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> "Bernhard R. Link" <email@example.com> writes:
> > * Jeremy Hankins <firstname.lastname@example.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.