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Eucalyptus refocuses on open source values

Mar 16, 2012, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

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"Even as its competitors generate the headlines and talk more than a little smack, Eucalyptus Systems has been quietly and carefully re-aligning its business practices, while steadily growing. Now the cloud computing company is ready to take on the sector with less quiet and more open source attitude: including a radical shift in how it will deploy its main product.

"The conversation with Eucalyptus this week started with a question I raised Monday based on a statement made to the New York Times by Eucalyptus CEO M?rten Mickos, in which Mickos made the assertion that some in the open source community still felt that making profits was immoral.

"So when I saw a note in my inbox from Mickos about an hour after that post went up, I knew I was in for it. Mickos can be pretty diligent about correcting what he believes are errors in reporting, something I have learned to expect. "

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