Open Source and Cloud

After the Community Summit at Open World Forum, three of the speakers – including me – spent 10 minutes discussing how cloud computing impacts the open source community.

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Far from making open source irrelevant – an idea that only works if you see software solely in terms of proprietary packages sold by software vendors – cloud computing will drive ever more companies to participate in, and eventually contribute to, open source communities.

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  1. While the “2nd tier” cloud wannabes may all be clustering around OpenStack and friends, the leaders are not opening up their walled gardens. Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Apple’s iCloud, as well as Facebook, Flickr and Google’s megalopoli all are notable by the inability of users to view, understand, modify, extend and deploy their own personalized variations. While open source has a place in the cloud, it is still an uphill fight against those who see proprietary software as a core competency or as a barrier to entry in the marketplace…

  2. […] After the Community Summit at Open World Forum, three of the speakers – including me – spent 10 minutes discussing how cloud computing impacts the open source community.  […]

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