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[News] Free Software Inside Fog Computing: DOD Interested

  • Subject: [News] Free Software Inside Fog Computing: DOD Interested
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 01:44:10 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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CollabNet Fosters Group Innovation in the 'Cloud'

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| Open-source software pioneer Brian 
| Behlendorf, who sports a ponytail and 
| organized an online music site called 
| SFRaves, is the unlikely architect of a new 
| technology being embraced by the U.S. Defense 
| Dept.
| The DOD has started using technology from 
| CollabNet, a Brisbane, Calif., company that 
| Behlendorf co-founded with Bill Portelli, 
| another open-source veteran, to provide an 
| online meeting place in the Internet "cloud" 
| for U.S. military agencies to build software 
| through "crowdsourcing".


Open Cloud Services & Co-operative Community Clouds

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| First in regards to Open Cloud Services, 
| basically the concept goes like this; as we 
| move away from the traditional client/server 
| based models of the past to more web centric 
| / service oriented opportunities of the 
| future, we will see open source shift from 
| application centric (source code) toward free 
| open services and information. Cloud 
| providers will essentially give away access 
| in return for greater adopt of their 
| platforms / services, increased customer 
| acquisition and to accelerated creation of 
| data and information. Basically the same 
| reasons companies open source their 
| applications today, just applied in a cloud 
| context.



How UCSB Grad Students Put Cloud Computing Power into Ubuntu

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| Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud package includes the UCSB-developed Eucalyptus
| cloud-building software -- the first Linux distribution to include a
| do-it-yourself cloud kit. Eucalyptus adds a number of new functions to
| Ubuntu, such as end-user customization, self-service provisioning, legacy
| application support and automated power controls.


Canonical Expands Ubuntu Linux Landscape

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| The Canonical Landscape Ubuntu systems management server is now moving in
| from the cloud with a new dedicated, on-site offering. Previously, the
| Landscape service was only available as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS),
| cloud-based model. The new Landscape Dedicated Server expands the commercial
| support offerings available for Ubuntu Linux as Canonical ramps up its
| efforts to gain market share against rivals.


Canonical Systems Management and Monitoring Tool Adds Dedicated Server


Canonical to Offer Ubuntu Desktop Support and Services


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.


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.

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