Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Anyone thinking of offering OpenACS starter boxes as a business?

Otherwise insurance companies and the FBI can just call up your local ISP and start making backup tapes of every little ACS boxes at the cohost. RDBMSes can be dangerous in the wrong hands.

Hence the revolution in broadband communications in the home, with a home based server you have total control over what get's backed-up and when. You in effect are your own ISP to a point. With the creation of a few different modules, (ie..home inventory, auto/power tool maintenance, food preparation and inventory) OpenACS makes an excellent resource for a home based network were each member of the family has their own workstation (diskless terminal?) with access to the their own Intranet Page.