The Cloud in 20 Years

When looking to the future of technology, it’s helpful to take a look at existing technologies and see if patterns emerge – and if lessons from today’s ecosystem can be applied to tomorrow and beyond.

To that end, we think that there’s no better model for open cloud to study than Linux and its ecosystem. Not just the kernel, of course, though the kernel holds many fine lessons for any student of open development and community practices. But also, the larger ecosystem of open source and vendors (notably distributions) that have formed around the kernel.