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Does Cloud Computing Change the Open Source Rules?

Aug 04, 2008, 12:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Gunderloy)

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"Those who are strictly focused on trying to get the infrastructure licensed as open source are probably missing the big picture. If one of the big issues of the open source movement as originally conceived was to prevent vendor lock-in, we need to recognize that lock-in can come through owning the data or owning the repository just as much as it can come from owning the software. If you depend on a single vendor to host everything, you're at that vendor's mercy."

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