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Cloud Computing (SaaS) Licenses – Is AGPL the solution?

http://www.mygnulinux.com

It is supported by many that the AGPL license for network services which run in a cloud brings back the fairness provision that the original GPL intended and returns the freedom that FLOSS promises to all users and developers. But does the APGL license really provide all that?

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Google's ChromeOS means losing control of data, warns RMS

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Google's new cloud computing ChromeOS looks like a plan "to push people into careless computing" by forcing them to store their data in the cloud rather than on machines directly under their control, warns Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and creator of the operating system GNU.

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Why and How I Join the Cloud Hype, and So Can You, Free Culture Amigos!

http://blog.ofset.org

I suggest that fellow advocates of the free culture movement jump on the cloud bandwagon and compete with the hype generator(s?) for the seat behind the steering wheel, popularizing the free culture concepts during the competition, as a peaceful way of fighting the cloud hypes.

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Cloud Computing: Is there a threat?

http://becausefreedommatters.blogspot.com

During the LinuxFestJo event last Saturday, I had a chat with Noha Salem, an Egyptian Googler, about Google's upcoming agenda and future plans for the IT industry. Everything she said was pretty interesting, until she reached the issue of cloud computing.

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FSFE Newsletter - October 2010

http://www.fsfe.org

In this edition we discuss the misleading term "fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms" (FRAND), we explain what we are doing about centralised computer systems and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and update you on our current campaign to end non-free software commercials by public institutions.

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Novell Uses Linux Foundation Event (LinuxCon) to Promote Proprietary Software and Fog Computing

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Foggy slant from Novell staff at the event which promotes Linux (LinuxCon) but not necessarily software freedom

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ownCloud 1.0 is here to make cloud computing free

http://blog.karlitschek.de

ownCloud is free and open source solution for a central place where you can store your files and documents. You don´t have to upload your personal data to central closed services like Google Docs, Dropbox or Ubuntu One. All the data is under your own control. You can access your files via WebDAV without a special client.

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Three Cloud Lock-in Considerations

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2010 is definitely the year of the cloud, The IT world is abuzz with the benefits of cloud computing and rightfully so. Cloud computing, the logical extension of network storage and virtualization, is probably the biggest IT leap forward since pervasive use of the Internet. Despite the buzz all that glitters isn’t gold.

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Clouds Can Become the Mother of All Lock-ins

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Cloud architecture has to be defined in a way that allows applications to move around, or clouds can become the mother of all lock-ins, warned Red Hat's CEO James Whitehurst.

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Eben Moglen on Freedom in The Cloud (Ogg)

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A very recent talk from Professor Eben Moglen .

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Diaspora: Freedom in the Cloud?

http://www.computerworlduk.com

One of the key thinkers in the free software world is Eben Moglen. He's been the legal brains behind the most recent iterations of the GNU GPL.

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Peppermint OS: A review

http://linuxcritic.wordpress.com

What do you get when you combine the flexibility, versatility and ease of maintenance of Ubuntu, the blinding speed and simplicity of LXDE, and a focus on social media and the cloud?

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Interview: Eben Moglen - Freedom vs. The Cloud Log

http://www.h-online.com

Free software has won: practically all of the biggest and most exciting Web companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter run on it. But it is also in danger of losing, because those same services now represent a huge threat to our freedom as a result of the vast stores of information they hold about us, and the in-depth surveillance that implies.

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Eben Moglen Live in NYC on Friday: Freedom in the Cloud

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If you're fortunate enough to live near New York City, you can catch Eben Moglen at the NY Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-NY) on Friday, talking about "Freedom in the Cloud." Specifically, Moglen will be talking about the implications of "cloud computing" on software freedom, privacy, and security. Cloud computing does pose quite a few challenges for software freedom.

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"Freedom In the Cloud: Software Freedom, Privacy, and Security for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing."

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

Everyone wants a piece of you these days: Google, Facebook, Flickr, Apple, AT&T, Bing. They'll give you free e-mail, free photo storage, free web hosting, even a free date. They just want to listen in.

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