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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] SaaSS

From: Mike Gerwitz
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] SaaSS
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2015 15:49:40 -0400
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On Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 22:48:31 +0200, Alexander Berntsen wrote:
> Have I given up control of my email client since I can't modify it while
> it runs? Have I given up control of my LaTeX papers, because I can't
> force everyone else to use LaTeX?

These examples don't relate to the issue of SaaSS.  It doesn't matter if
your MUA is running or not---you have the freedom to modify it and run
it again.  It doesn't matter if others use LaTeX, just as it doesn't
matter if others don't use C or Python or any other language of your

The point is that you can't even make those choices to begin with with
SaaSS.  You can't modify your MUA-as-a-service.  And you can only use
LaTex-as-a-service if that service both supports it and lets you do so.

>> You're talking about tricking hackers/programmers/users who read
>> the code.
> No. I am talking about using a sophisticated type system to eliminate
> ill-doing.

Please provide an explanation of how this would be the case, any more so
than it is today.  Type systems are orthogonal to this issue.

Mike Gerwitz
Free Software Hacker | GNU Maintainer
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