Re: Dissident versus ASP
Jeremy Hankins <email@example.com> writes:
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) writes:
> > 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.
> But if you don't have a CD-writer, or even a computer, how are you
> going to be able to distribute software? Surely there is some
> reasonable minimum of requirements we can assume people can meet.
> It's made even easier in this case because we're assuming they're
> already running a network service.
Right. My point is that "already running a network service" does
*NOT* mean that they have a very wide pipe.