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[News] A Look at Free Software Inside SaaS and the Lock-in Effect

  • Subject: [News] A Look at Free Software Inside SaaS and the Lock-in Effect
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 19:18:22 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Three Cloud Lock-in Considerations

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| 2010 is definitely the year of the cloud, 
| The IT world is abuzz with the benefits of 
| cloud computing and rightfully so. Cloud 
| computing, the logical extension of network 
| storage and virtualization, is probably the 
| biggest IT leap forward since pervasive use 
| of the Internet. Despite the buzz all that 
| glitters isnât gold. Despite a widespread 
| interest in cloud computing there may be 
| some pitfalls including cloud lock-in.
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http://community.zenoss.org/blogs/zenossblog/2010/06/09/three-cloud-lock-in-considerations

NASA, Japan announce open-source cloud computing collaboration

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| NASA and Japan's National Institute of 
| Informatics (NII) plan to explore 
| interoperability opportunities between 
| NASA's Nebula Cloud Computing Platform and 
| Japan's NII Cloud Computing Platform.
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http://www.militaryaerospace.com/index/display/mae-defense-executive-article-display/7399250559/articles/military-aerospace-electronics/executive-watch-2/2010/6/nasa_-japan_announce.html

The Cloud's Killer Application: Mobile Media?

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| While there still seems to be some 
| consternation and confusion among many IT 
| departments as to exactly where cloud 
| computing based services will ultimately be 
| of most use, the unusually named open 
| source cloud provider Funambol is firmly of 
| the belief that rich media over mobile 
| devices holds the key.
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http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/open-source-insider/2010/06/the-clouds-killer-application-mobile-media.html


Recent:

Does cloud computing need LAMP?

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| The LAMP stack is a collection of open-source
| technologies commonly integrated to create a
| platform capable of supporting a wide variety
| of Web applications. LAMP typically consists
| of Linux, Apache Tomcat, MySQL, and either
| the PHP, Python or Perl scripting languages.
| Famously used at some of the best known Web
| businesses (such as Wikipedia), LAMP has seen
| widespread adopting in corporate and
| government settings in the last several
| years.
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-19413_3-20005709-240.html


Thoughts about Cloud Computing and the LAMP stack

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| LAMP is an acronym for a collection of open
| source software tools that is often seen as a
| platform for Web-based workloads. Typically
| this acronym is explained as meaning the
| combination of Linux, the Apache Web server,
| the MySQL database engine and PHP, an
| application development tool.
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http://www.zdnet.com/blog/virtualization/thoughts-about-cloud-computing-and-the-lamp-stack/1972
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