Is Cloud Computing a Trap?

With any new movement, trend, or paradigm shift there are always those who don’t see eye-to-eye with all of the eyeballs that are following the masses. Of course it takes time to find out who is right and who isn’t. GNU creator and founder of the Free Software Foundation Richard Stallman things that the move to Cloud Computing is not only a trap but that ““it’s stupidity.”

One reason you should not use web applications to do your computing is that you lose control," he said. "It’s just as bad as using a proprietary program. Do your own computing on your own computer with your copy of a freedom-respecting program. If you use a proprietary program or somebody else’s web server, you’re defenceless. You’re putty in the hands of whoever developed that software.

Stallman isn’t alone in his thinking and we’re starting to hear more voices echoing some of his points. You can read more of Stallman’s thoughts in this Guardian article.