Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on March 15, 2007 05:03 AM
Autonomy and anonimity are analogus to free speech. So there should always be, were posible, access to personel use. Open souce becomes a reasonable advocate weather applications are ment to be cross compatible. Making or allowing open softwere to only "be run for you" enters realms of dependancy that jeprodize the open concept even if everybody ultimatly chooses and want to be "beholden to a third party". Also there is an area were programs are available online for download but all info. is stored private on ones own hardrives and kept private. (the cost of storage makes this a viable alternative) One modle stores your info. on your computer, you then access your computer from anywere rather than some "centralized system".