While the problem of privacy and ownership of information is not easily solved, there are certainly solutions out there, for those who look. The problems inherent in Software as a Service still exist, but they are at least in some way mitigated by using services that protect your right, privacy, and data. What’s important is that you as a user realize the incredible power you hold: you can host your own content. You can put your information in the cloud without compromising your property or getting hooked into the whole intellectual property problem. It’s time that we as users realize that we are the ones that have the power; we can have complete control of our content; we can be social on the internet without selling ourselves and giving away our content. It just takes a bit more work.
Hopefully, this will be the first post of many detailing these issues concerning free software, intellectual property, the broken patent/copyright system, the failure of DRM, etc. I certainly hope you enjoyed the read and found it educational and informative. Hit up the comments!