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Cloud Criticism


In my readings I found a lot criticism for the cloud concept even from the father of GNU . Being an opensource enthusiast I am a big fan of Richard Stallman (Founder of Free Software Foundation) .

 According to the interview with The Guardian , Richard Stallman said

 “cloud computing was simply a trap aimed at forcing more people to buy into locked, proprietary systems that would cost them more and more over time. “

He further added that computer users should be keen to keep their information in their own hands, rather than hand it over to a third party.

Larry Ellison , founder of  ORACLE  also don’t look very excited about the concept . Larry criticized the rash of cloud computing announcements as “fashion-driven” and “complete gibberish”.       

“The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we’ve redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do,” he said. “The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women’s fashion. Maybe I’m an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It’s complete gibberish. It’s insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?”    

The complete article can be found at

  http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/sep/29/cloud.computing.richard.stallman

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