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[News] 'Clouds' with Free Software or Inside It

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Eucalyptus: the unsung hero of Open Source?

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| Eucalyptus is an open-source infrastructure for the implementation of cloud 
| computing on computer clusters. Its name is an acronym for "Elastic Utility 
| Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs To Useful Systems".  
| The current interface is compatible with Amazon's EC2 cloud computing 
| interface. Tom Callway speaks to Rich Wolski, the project's director, about 
| how Eucalyptus can be leveraged by enterprises and where it sits along side 
| proprietary alternatives like Windows Azure.    


The CIO's Place in the Cloud

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| Open source software has been delivering on this superior economic model 
| since the turn of the millennium. By adopting open source that adheres to 
| open standards and leverages this new economic model, companies are releasing 
| themselves from the large capital outlay and vendor lock-in of legacy 
| proprietary systems.     



Open data is the antidote to closed clouds

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| It's a good point, but again, I don't think "encouraging...cloud operators to
| use open source software" does much to prevent lock-in, unless they actually
| make that software transparent and usable to end-users. Regardless, most, if
| not all of them, already use open source in abundance due to the quality of
| open-source components like MySQL.
| No, the real emphasis must be on open data. Perhaps we need to invent
| open-data licenses, similar to open-source licenses. Perhaps the Open Source
| Initiative should get involved.

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