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[News] Free Software Beyond the Fog Computing Hype

  • Subject: [News] Free Software Beyond the Fog Computing Hype
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2010 16:14:19 +0100
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Beyond the Cloud: The Comprehensive Flexibility of FOSS May Bring Clearer Skies

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| Fortunately this type of flexible software 
| does exist. It is called Free and Open 
| Source Softare (FOSS) and it is becoming 
| ubiquitous. In fact, whether you know it 
| or not, you are using FOSS software: 
| Apache, the FOSS web server, runs this web 
| site and indeed the majority of all web 
| sites. Wordpress, the blogging software we 
| use here is also âeverywhereâ and you can 
| purchase it from âcloudâ utility providers 
| or install, run, and modify it yourself. 
| The list of important FOSS software goes 
| on and on and this blog is dedicated to 
| helping elucidate its importance as well 
| as the issues involved in managing it.


WSO2 launches 100% Open Source Cloud Platform

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| An enterprise applications developer with 
| development facilities in Sri Lanka 
| recently launched its first 100% open 
| source cloud platform, WSO2 Stratos. Built 
| upon the WSO2 Carbon platform which it 
| introduced last year, the company's, 
| WSO2's, new productoffers advantages such 
| as lower project times and reduced data 
| centre costs, WSO said in a statement.


The intersection of open source and cloud computing

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| Take the interesting discussion about the 
| future of the LAMP stack recently. LAMP--a 
| software stack consisting of Linux, Apache 
| Web Server and/or Tomcat, MySQL (or 
| another open-source database engine) and 
| the Perl, Python and/or PHP scripting 
| languages--plays a critical role in the 
| world of Web applications, but as I noted 
| recently, it may not be as critical to the 
| cloud.



Red Hat releases cloud computing software tools

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| LEADING LINUX VENDOR Red Hat has announced the
| release of several cloud computing tools in
| what it calls Cloud Foundation: Edition One.
| [...]
| Red Hat claims Edition One is the first of
| several cloud offerings that will give its
| customers everything they'll need to build and
| manage a private cloud software
| infrastructure.


Red Hat Unveils Comprehensive Cloud Infrastructure Solutions


Red Hat puts open source in the cloud


Drupal Founder Critical of SaaS and its Proprietary Nature

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| Drupal's founder is calling for open
| source in the enterprise and in the cloud.
| This should be no surprise, coming from
| someone like Dries Buytaert. But it is
| still interesting, considering the source
| and the point he makes about the actual
| lack of open source in cloud computing.
| [...]
| Dries:
| "....they might allow you to export your
| data, but they usually don't allow you to
| export their underlying code. While a lot
| of these services might be built on Open
| Source components, they have a lot more in
| common with proprietary software vendors
| than Open Source projects or companies."
| It's in Dries view that this model can be
| disrupted by open source. For example, he
| says, the Drupal Gardens community
| improves the overall platform by
| contributing to it. The goal, as Dries
| says, is for people to export their Drupal
| Garden site in their entirety " the code,
| the theme and data -- and move the
| platform to any Drupal hosting
| environment."

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