If a company sets up a solid pod (website) server, and call their selfs, solid pod providers, is that not the same as being a called a website hosting provider? as demonstrated here: https://www.101domain.com/web_id.htm This company is selling hosting under the web.id sub domain. Although we all know that this is the country code for Indonesia, some will probably attempt to ambiguously refer to it as Web.Identification domain and that may trick people into thinking that this web.id domain is for that purpose. I think this is dangerous.
Web hosting is the place that all of your website files live. So if your website files live in and are served up from a so called solid pod website server, the so called “solid pod provider” becomes your website (a/k/a solid pod) hosting provider. for the files stored therein.
If your solid pod (website) has a home page, and serves up other pages you create, and Solid is the platform for editing and storage (pod) of the pages on the website, then the semantics of what something is being called, and what it means are not two different things. It seems that there are new names given to old things all the time that causes confusion to users. No longer is a light bulb, a light bulb. A light bulb is now called an illuminator. They are not two separate things, they are one thing, using two separate words to describe it, one is what it is, the other is what they want to say it does. A jackal is a four legged creature, not all four legged creatures are jackals.
Is a website an application? to me an application is something like Microsoft Word, a/k/a a software program that is run on some hardware device somewhere or root machine. Indicating that websites are applications is nothing more than calling a lightbulb an illuminator. Using two different words to describe something, does not change what it, is. The meaning ascribed to a solid pod server, is the same as a website server, the website files are stored, editable, and served up via the server that is managed by the host of your site, or pod or what ever you decide to call it.
A WebID is a page created on a website that has the hallmarks of what the w3c indicates is a Identification document, but at it’s core, a WebID is simply a page on a website.
The Lunch Break App is not a thing! it is a website page created on the sub domain provided by the host, using Solid as the IDE, and solid as the storage, and using solid to serve up the page. So solid is the application used to create, edit and serve up the websites pages hosted on the sub domain provided by the owner of it.
The reason I bring this up is because, some will argue in future court battles that a solid pod provider is a web hosting provider.
Does anyone have a legal position on this subject?