Tag: open source

Quick note: What does “cloud domination” really mean?

A few days ago I stumbled upon this article on ZDNet: “Ubuntu Linux continues to dominate OpenStack and other clouds”. It’s an interesting read and I have to say that I’m contributing to this success with my few websites (they are all on Digital Ocean with Ubuntu Linux – I didn’t actually choose the OS because pre-configured WordPress droplets comes with Ubuntu). In any case, these numbers are indisputable but I have just one doubt. How many of those OpenStack and “other clouds” instances are contributing to Ubuntu revenues? As far as I know, not that much. I, for...

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Open source: the easy way out

A few days ago EMC announced that it will be releasing the ViPR code to the opensource community. You may think this is commendable, but I don’t think this is the case. I’ve seen similar moves many times in the past and they’ve all had similar results: indifference and oblivion. Open source is good This is not a post against Open source. Open source is a great thing and it usually brings a lot of innovation. Many startups, and some established primary vendors, have chosen open source as a strategy and it is quite amazing to see how successful...

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