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Google as a Platform Partner
FTA: 'Spanning is a tiny company—we actually use the phrase "nanocompany" to describe ourselves—while Google is, well, Google. But some of their policies are designed to help companies of any size make money building applications on their platform.'
api  google  saas  webdev 
january 2009 by kkennedy · Franklin Street Statement on Freedom and Network Services
The Franklin Street Statement takes on new relevance with the shuttering of I Want Sandy: 'The current generation of network services or Software as a Service can provide advantages over traditional, locally installed software in ease of deployment, collaboration, and data aggregation. Many users have begun to rely on such services in preference to software provisioned by themselves or their organizations. This move toward centralization has powerful effects on software freedom and user autonomy.'
autonomy  freedom  fsf  foss  saas  distributed 
november 2008 by kkennedy

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