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Service as a Software Substitute (SaaSS) means using a service as a substitute for running a downloaded copy of a program. This process allows large companies user profile and usage information while providing users with smaller download instances of their program or data or online only access. Several large tech companies whose software used to be very large and expensive are proponents of SaaS who believe that offering the software in a subscription model through cloud-like usage helps to lower the cost and bring their software into more lower income markets. Others against SaaS believe that using this function takes the ownership, freedom to alter or use the program, and control over the computer program away from the user with the high cost of personal information and usage statistics.
This phrase using SaaS suggests the use of software by a service, and when combined with the witty saying “don’t sass me,” protests the operating systems that automatically include services that do not respect privacy.
Who Does That Server Really Serve?- GNU Project - Free Software Foundation. (2010). Retrieved 4 January 2021, from http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/who-does-that-server-really-serve.html