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When we moved over from the traditional software world to Cloud Computing, thought leaders and pundits were busy dismissing the idea of Open Source within the Cloud Computing paradigm. On one hand, Tim O’ Reilly has been arguing about the irrelevance of Open Source licenses in a SaaS based world and, instead, emphasizing on issues like federation, open architecture, data portability, etc.. On the other side, Richard Stallman is busy spreading FUD about Cloud Computing by claiming that it is an attempt by vendors to lock-in users into their service. I have been a strong advocate of the importance of Open Source in the Cloud based world. I have written about it in this space and also in other forums. In fact, the main aim of thisOpen Source and Cloud Computing Seriesis to highlight this importance.
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- Open Source and Cloud Computing Series – Introduction (cloudave.com)
- Open Enterprise Interview: Mike Olson, Cloudera (opendotdotdot.blogspot.com)
- Chris Detzel commented on the blog post ‘First the Internet, then Open Source, then Web 2.0, and now Cloud Computing & Netbooks: The New Tipping Point – Information for the Masses’ (disruptivetrends.ning.com)