Stallman: cloud computing is a trap

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at
Sun Oct 5 21:19:02 UTC 2008

Here's an article about how to include freedom in web applications,
including input from Stallman:

I think Wikipedia is a good example of a good, freedom respecting web
application, but it's a rare exception.

A web app could be ok for email if:
1. Email was stored encrypted in a way that only you could read it
2. You could download all your data (including meta-data such as settings,
   aliases, groups) and move to another computer without too much difficulty
3. You had control over your email address.  You can do this by buying your
   own domain or using an alias provided by an organisation you trust (like
   the alias I use)

CiarĂ¡n O'Riordan, +32 477 36 44 19,

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