I was hoping to get a bit more info from someone actually using it. Basically, it’s software that uses your computer’s idle time to crunch numbers that are important to research and being used for medical and energy-saving purposes. It claims to be unobtrusive; it uses only as much idle power as you can spare.
It got me excited, but I got a bit wary when I saw the EULA.
“YOU GIVE WORLD COMMUNITY GRID AND ITS SUPPLIERS YOUR PERMISSION TO USE YOUR COMPUTER, INCLUDING ITS CENTRAL PROCESSOR POWER, STORAGE SPACE, AND NETWORK BANDWIDTH IN WORLD COMMUNITY GRID WITHOUT ANY CHARGE TO IBM OR ANYONE ELSE.”
Yeah, it’s in all caps.
I’m a bit wary of giving anyone my permission to use my storage space, alhough of course that’s a necessity. I would just like to confirm, if anyone knows, whether the software will absolutely and utterly ONLY use whatever storage space I allocate it, and only share what I agree on sharing. This bit of the EULA relinquishes more control than I’m comfortable with over my personal property and my data.
Anyone a member? Could anyone chime in?