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Debian Founder Murdock Now Sun's Cloud Strategist

Jan 29, 2009, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Britta Wuelfing)

[ Thanks to Britta Wuelfing for this link. ]

"A day after the video interview Murdock followed up with a blog to explain things a bit more. As he writes, "Over the years, facets of cloud computing have had many names: ASP, grid computing, utility computing, Web services, SOA, mashups, SaaS, Web 2.0." For him these trends combine into one thing: cloud computing.

"He recalls the term "Internet operating system" that Tim O'Reilly (founder and head of the publishing company) came up with in his 2002 "Inventing the Future" article. Murdock then formulated some strategic ideas in the form of questions: "Who, then, will come along and similarly stitch the pieces of the cloud together into a cohesive platform?... And what will be the equivalent of package management for the cloud, the technology that weaves all the independent pieces maintained by those thousands of hands together...?""

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