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Old 10-02-2008, 09:30 AM   #1
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LXer: On-line applications "just work"; why worry about the freedom of the licence?


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An increasing number of computer users are turning to online applications instead of ones on their desktop. It started with webmail and has moved to productivity/office tools. With the emergence of online applications that have no desktop equivalent, and mobile devices that are browsers in your pocket, things are looking up. But what about free software? If the software we are using is not run on the computer on our desk/lap/hand what does the licence matter? For some time now Iíve been reading predictions where the browser will be the computer. Does this future have space for free software? Ryan Cartwright raises a very timely question about the significance of software licences in an era of online applications. You can read the full article at Freesoftware Magazine.

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