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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] New GNU


From: Rudolf
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] New GNU
Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 12:12:16 -0400

The trickiest part is that those services run mainly on free software. It's the end result that is proprietary and the only way around them is to promote (and improve)  any alternatives that use the agpl license.

On May 8, 2012 10:23 AM, "Michał 'rysiek' Woźniak" <address@hidden> wrote:
Dnia wtorek, 8 maja 2012 o 16:01:01 Patrick Anderson napisał(a):
> Miles Fidelman wrote:
> > Patrick Anderson wrote:
> >> The FSF should also spearhead the creation of alternatives to
> >> Gmail and Fakebook and AWS and any sort of 'cloud' service.
> >
> > You know... there's sendmail, postfix, ..... that provide a mail
> > "cloud"  - and they've been around a long time.
>
> That is software.
>
> I'm talking about the *hardware* needed to host that software.
>
> Yes, we understand how to share software.
>
> But now we need to understand how to share hardware.

No. What we need are user-facing services, based on Free Software (and
someday, maybe, Open Hardware), that allow users to easily switch
providers or set-up their own services - much like e-mail today.

Hardware and software mean naught to 99% of users. They want a working
service. THAT is why they stick to GMail and Facebook. We need
alternatives to that, and software/hardware are just parts of the
puzzle.

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Pozdrawiam
Michał "rysiek" Woźniak

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