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Sun's Cloud Computing: Not Just Open Source, but *Like* Open Source

Mar 19, 2009, 03:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

[ Thanks to Glyn Moody for this link. ]

"But the really interesting – and original – bit is the following:

"Zero Barrier to Exit · Maybe the single most interesting thing about this API is that the spec is published under a Creative Commons "Attribution" license, which means that pretty well anybody can do pretty well anything with it.

"I'm pretty convinced that if Cloud technology is going to take off, there'll have to be a competitive ecosystem; so that when you bet on a service provider, if the relationship doesn't work out there's a way to take your business to another provider with relatively little operational pain. Put another way: no lock-in."

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