The cost of monopoly in the cloud

Reading of the latest cyber attacks against South Korea and USA digital systems, I remembered a rather old post from Gen Kanai @Mozilla, the cost of a monoculture. It’s about monopoly, government decisions and security in the cloud. [South Korea] is also a unique monoculture where 99.9% of all the computer users are on Microsoft…

Google plans to own you. More.

Finally Google revealed its plans to enter the operating system market. The first thing that comes to mind are chairs flying in Microsoft offices πŸ™‚ The other thing comes from this statement: β€œAll Web-based applications will automatically work and new applications can be written using your favorite Web technologies,” the company said. It means cloud…

Thoughts on mobile cloud computing

Mobile cloud computing represents an opportunity for the free/libre open source software movement that is just as big and radical as cloud computing, maybe even moreso. This is part 1 of a post about it, part 2 will follow shortly. By the end of 2009, 4 billion people will use mobile phones. By 2013, that…