-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

Open Source Cloud Computing Service 10gen Gets $1.5 Million

,----[ Quote ]
| 10gen was founded by Kevin Ryan, previously the CEO of DoubleClick, and
| others from DoubleClick. DoubleClick has a massive part of the display
| advertising market online (and Google is trying to purchase it). Presumably,
| Ryan knows a thing or two about commercial efforts online. Despite the fact
| that 10gen's software stack is free and open source, hosting and customer
| service are fee-based.
`----

http://ostatic.com/169207-blog/open-...ts-1-5-million
http://tinyurl.com/5ohx6m

Free and Open Source Software vs. Cloud Computing

,----[ Quote ]
| Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see the point of proprietary network
| services (or cloud computing, or Software as a Service, if you prefer). Not
| when you have Free software as an alternative (“Free,” in this case, being
| analogous to open source or GNU/Linux).
`----

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osr...ce+Software+vs
+Cloud+Computing.htm


Recent:

Hey You, Standarize My Cloud

,----[ Quote ]
| Rather it will arrive because it’ll be the means of differentiation for late
| market entrants; those that want to play in the cloud with the likes of
| Amazon and Google, though at a fraction of the scale.
|
| [...]
|
| Perhaps the biggest question facing the potential standards players will be
| the balance between standardization and the speed of innovation. When we
| spoke with Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch about the opening of its SWF format, one of
| the questions we put to him was the potential for SWF to make the transition
| from open specification to formal standard. While not dismissing the
| possibility out of hand, his concern was that it might negatively impact
| Adobe’s ability to innovate within the specification. Standards need not be
| inimical to innovation, but neither are they designed to foster it.
`----

http://redmonk.com/sogrady/2008/07/0...andards_again/
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)

iEYEARECAAYFAkiFpqcACgkQU4xAY3RXLo6jngCfRGn1FOqmiB FGY31D5DtSnHqK
684AmwaJd8lzbrgLNz93uT4HYMkXF6G0
=Ib41
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----