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The Private Cloud: Opening the Door for Open Source

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| Contrary to public opinion, I do not think open source is irrelevant in the 
| cloud; I merely think it will not, by itself, unseat the current or previous 
| generations of technical giants. And while it won’t unseat the Amazon’s and 
| Google’s of the world, open source could compel them to be more open than 
| they would in a market absent such pressure.    
| Whether open source takes a role front and center, then, remains to be seen, 
| but is certain that it will – as it has to date – have a crucial role in 
| shaping the cloud market to come.   


Open Source or Cloud?

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| Of course, many cloud providers run their environments on open source 
| software, so many cloud customers will end up indirectly using open source as 
| well. But when seeking faster, cheaper solutions, organizations will need to 
| examine the pros and cons of going with an on-premise open source solution, 
| versus a pay-as-you-go cloud solution.  This may be the next big software 
| question of the new decade around the corner.     


HadoopDB: An Open Source Parallel Database

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| HadoopDB is comprised of Postgres on each node (database layer), 
| Hadoop/MapReduce as a communication layer that coordinates the multiple nodes 
| each running Postgres, and Hive as the translation layer. The result is a 
| shared-nothing parallel database, that business analysts can interact with 
| using a SQL-like language. [Technical details can be found in the following  
| paper.]     



Stallman vs. Clouds

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| Still, I think that RMS is onto something. The core promise of computing,
| even on a vast network that connects us all, is autonomy and independence.
| It's being free (as in freedom) to operate on your own, and to share what's
| meant to be shared in ways that nobody else can control, and to improve
| useful goods in ways that work for everybody. There are, in those core
| values, imperatives that seem at odds with the dependencies that "cloud
| computing" can sometimes involve.


Web frameworks: a free software oriented study

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| The web2.0 era has put the web application frameworks at the center of the
| free software community attention. Various opinions (1,2) and performance
| (1,2) comparisons have been published by free software enthusiasts trying to
| rank the quality and the potential of different web frameworks.
| In this post we use standard data mining and statistical techniques applied
| to source code repositories to evaluate the strength, commitment and
| creativity of the community behind popular web framework projects.


Web 2.0 and open source: We've already won

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| In both cases, these businesses are focused on fostering abundance and then
| the value they sell is providing order in the chaos, just as Google and Red
| Hat do, in their respective ways. In both cases, they're building their
| future with open source.  

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