"At Oscon 2011, Gianugo Rabellino, Senior Director for Open
Source Communities at Microsoft, said as long as the APIs,
protocols and standards for the cloud are open, that is, open
surface, customers don't care about the underlying platform.
"So, it does not matter that the cloud is built primarily on
open source technologies, notably Linux?
"'Am I saying that openness doesn't matter in the cloud? No,
openness is extremely important [but] I argue that in the cloud the
referring to service-level agreements.'"