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Re: gtranslate.el --- google translation

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: gtranslate.el --- google translation
Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2009 17:32:38 +0800
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Andreas Röhler <address@hidden> writes:

> Software as a Service here is a misleading term IMHO

Even if the software is not delivered, the user is dealing with "remote"

This software can be free (under the GNU Affero license).

The question is whether the service itself can be free in the sense of
"free software" without the software being free.  I don't think it can,
because it prevents the user from knowing how the data he's sending is
really handled.

As far as I understand, the problem with gtranslate.el is that, even if
it's free software, it encourages users to use non-free softwares (just
the same than free software for Windows encourage users to use Windows.)


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