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Let's be clear about one thing: Richard Stallman is a legend in the programming world, and his opinion is worth listening to. He was one of the brains behind the Free Software Foundation and other initiatives, and has been a force for freedom and open source and all of those other good things for many…

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Call it a clash of competing clouds. It seems that Google is launching an application-hosting service that appears to be going head-to-head with Amazon's trio of distributed computing services -- the EC2 computing network, the S3 storage service and the SimpleDB database offering, all of which provide a kind of back-end in a box for…

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Kevin Kelleher has a post up at GigaOm with an interesting proposition: he says Google should duplicate the kinds of cloud-based services that Amazon has -- the S3 storage business, the EC2 virtual server business and so on -- except do it all for free. He rightly argues that this would be an easy way…

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A few days ago it was the RIM network that suddenly went down, cutting people off from their emails and other BlackBerry goodness (which some saw as a good thing rather than a catastrophe) -- and this morning it was Amazon's S3 network that suddenly went offline. The network provides cheap remote storage for dozens…

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For anyone who's interested, video of my appearance on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin is now up at the network's website, or you can click and watch it below in a popup. As I mentioned in a previous post, I was on last Friday talking about the future of "cloud computing" with Nick Carr…

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