This looks cool, but aren't they violating some licensing??
How is the license allowed to be "propriatary". I've looked all over their web page, and can find no mention of a "downloadable version".
It is my understanding that if your software was based on Linux (and this clearly is), that you had to release the code for your modifications.
How far off am I? What's the difference that allows them to withhold even the freely downloadable binaries?
Maybe not ASP, but what about Terminal Services?
While I think he gives the standard points for not using ASP's, or even for letting your data leave your own workstation, but there's one negative that he didn't really touch on.
Depending on how their Service Level Agreement (SLA) is written, and the policies they have in place, what's to say you'll have access to MS Word tomorrow on microsoft.net? I direct you to "back in the day", if any of you remember the DivX initiative. You bought a $5-10 plastic disc, and that was ALL you owned. You didn't have any recourse if the DivX corporation decided to pull your access to those particular movies.
ASP's might be a scary thought for some, but the concept of thin-client computing is good one! Gone are the days of propriary point-of-sale apps running on a SCO box, with dozens of Wyse dumb-terms. Here are the days of a "Winterm" running Linux, or WinCE! Citrix is a beautiful thing!
If you aren't a fan of ASP's, it still remains true that deploying terminal services in your enterprise (thereby creating your own "ASP") is an EXCELLENT way to reduce TCO, and probably minimize the amount of returns to those "trouble users'" desks.
Just my two cents.