The Data Center’s life blood is network connectivity and its future body will be shaped accordingly. The “Data Center” of the future will not be one place but every place. It will be connected by multiple redundant means to circumvent corporate power to use government to silence profit syphoning opposition. Free open source software will be critical in its reliable operation even though specific corporate proprietary software will also be present.
Stallman writes about the importance of liberty in software today, especially regarding exploitation of the end user by for-profit entities and the various means they use to clandestinely effect such exploitation.