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SaaS, Open Source and the Migration of Burden

May 08, 2008, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amanda McPherson)

"Last week, I recorded a podcast with Dennis Byron, analyst at eBizQ. Dennis wanted to talk about how open source is the fundamental enabler of Software as a Service, an idea he started writing about after a conversation with some guy named Jim Zemlin.

"I was happy to talk about this with Dennis because I think it's an under-the-radar topic. Just the week before I had a reporter ask me how Linux is going to deal with the threat of cloud computing. The threat? I told her that virtually all of the major cloud computing initiatives (except Microsoft's) are built on Linux..."

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