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[News] Fog Computing and Free Software Seen as Reciprocal

  • Subject: [News] Fog Computing and Free Software Seen as Reciprocal
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 13:32:52 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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EC predicts growth of the cloud

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| And open source is playing an increasingly 
| important role in the software industry. 
| PAC says it can be seen as a 'viable 
| alternative' to traditional software 
| products.


Open Source, SaaS to drive future of microfinance IT: Grameen Technology Center

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| Open Source software and SaaS are emerging 
| as the key Management Information Systems 
| (MIS) software for MFIs, according to Craig 
| Chelius from the Grameen Technology Center 
| (GTC). These products, he argues, can offer 
| MFIs fully customisable, secure software 
| that they can own without the need to pay 
| expensive licensing fee.



EC study hails cloud computing growth

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| "Open source is also playing an important role
| in the customisation of information systems,
| enabling service providers to better serve
| customer needs. "


Putting Trust in the Cloud

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| With new platforms like Moblin and Chrome OS in
| various stages of availability, though, I may
| soon find myself facing a real push to store
| data like this out on the cloud.
| My security twitchiness aside, I do see real
| advantages to using the cloud for storing data.
| It would be nice, for instance, to have all of
| my computers' data stored and accessible from
| one place. Right now, a lot of older info is
| kept on enclosed hard drives pulled straight
| from the original machine the drive was used,
| until an upgrade or a re-assignment necessitated
| moving that drive. If I have to find my wife's
| recipe for peppermint cocoa created in 2003, I
| know on what drive that's stored, but it's not a
| pretty system by any means.



AGPLv3 Keeps Open Source Vibrant in Age of SaaS

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| For all practical purposes, the AGPLv3 is a key advance for everyone involved
| in open source, regardless of if you are a software developer, Internet end
| user or enterprise end user. The AGPLv3 closes the ASP loophole and keeps the
| freedom of open source software alive, in the age of SaaS and hosted
| applications.

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