Linked by snydeq on Fri 4th Nov 2011 16:53 UTC
Web 2.0 Open source history suggests vendor-backed Eucalyptus will ultimately win out over the foundation-based Open Stack as the open source cloud platform of choice for IT going forward. 'History has shown that when an open source project is dealing with a valuable layer of the software stack, that project has tended to be controlled by a single vendor that can directly make money from the project,' Rodrigues writes. 'History also shows that when an open source project is dealing with a commodity layer of the software stack, the project tends to be controlled by a foundation.' The question then boils down to whether cloud platforms are indeed a valuable layer, and thus directly monetizable, as Red Hat proved with Linux, or are they a commodity layer, like Apache HTTP Server or Eclipse. Ultimately, Rodrigues believes that the private cloud will prove to be a valuable component of the IT stack, thereby favoring Eucalyptus' AWS-based private cloud platform.
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lots of opinion
by FunkyELF on Fri 4th Nov 2011 18:55 UTC
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I read the summary, it sounds like someone is making an opinion based on opinions.... but that is just my opinion.

This is what it sounds like to me...

If it is a valuable layer, history has shown (with 1 or 2 products) that vendor-backed wins.
If it is a commodity layer, history has shown (with 1 or 2 products) that foundation-backed wins.

This sounds like something easy to say after the fact. But nobody knows whether they are valuable or not... so we wait and see whether the vendor-backed solution wins and say it is valuable; if the foundation wins they say it wasn't valuable.

What nonsense

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