[A2k] Claudia Frittelli: African Universities: Ready for the Cloud?

Seth Johnson seth.p.johnson at gmail.com
Tue May 22 23:54:25 PDT 2012


On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 6:37 PM, Seth Johnson <seth.p.johnson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Right, and this is where the free software community can provide the
> ready-made constituency coupled with technical savvy that's needed to
> claim the Net as the fundamentally P2P medium that it is.  Those Jay
> Sulzberger calls the "Englobulators" want us to debate policy based on
> the putting our data on other people's servers -- "the cloud" -- as
> that 1) neutralizes the advocates, notably the privacy advocates, and
> 2) in general, allows policy to be developed prior to end users
> getting a clue en masse.  c.f. all Eben Moglen's recent speeches,
> including the latest I'm waiting for a video to be available for, one
> he gave today at David Isenberg's annual Freedom-To-Connect
> conference.

. . . and here it is:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2VHf5vpBy8


Seth



> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 6:14 PM, Kim Tucker <kctucker at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There are many dark clouds where the issues outlined in the following apply:
>>
>> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/who-does-that-server-really-serve.html
>>
>> Instead of "essentially leapfrogging to the cloud", how about some
>> African (and international) innovation leapfrogging _over_ the clouds
>> to progressive p2p solutions?
>>
>> Here is one person's take on addressing such issues:
>>
>> http://autonomo.us/2010/08/the-libre-web-application-stack/
>>
>> Kim
>>
>> On 22 May 2012 20:20, Manon Ress <manon.ress at keionline.org> wrote:
>>> http://chronicle.com/blogs/worldwise/african-universities-ready-for-the-cloud/29594




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