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Open Source & Open Cloud: Why License Is Important


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This is the lighting talk I gave at CloudCamp in OSCON 2012

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Open Source & Open Cloud: Why License Is Important

  1. 1. Open Source & Open Cloud Why License Is Still Important?
  2. 2. 2Open Source & Cloud Computing Open Source Is The Building Block Of Cloud Licensing Restrictions & Cloud Evolutions. AWS w/o OSS? Open Source = Innovation
  3. 3. 3Open Source Is Not Important • Architecture is important and license doesn’t matter • Open Cloud Initiative Open Cloud => Open Formats + Open Interfaces At least one implementation is open source
  4. 4. 4My POV: OSS Is Important
  5. 5. 5 Limitations Of Open Standards Open Formats and Open Interfaces will empower the users but it cannot regulate the market dynamics Market has a natural tendency towards Monopoly Handful of cloud providers
  6. 6. 6Net Result
  7. 7. 7 Competition Is Key If you don’t want regulations, market should self police Competition is key for self regulation Federated Cloud EcoSystem (FCES) Drives Competition
  8. 8. 8 Role of Open Source Open Source lowers barrier to entry for service providers Open Source Wisdom aka Economics of Abundance in play OpenStack, CloudStack, Eucalyptus, etc. CloudFoundry, OpenShift, etc.
  9. 9. 9 My CoordinatesWork: Principal Analyst, Rishidot Researchand Editor, CloudAve.comEmail: krishnan@krishworld.comTwitter: @krishnanWebsite: www.rishidot.comBlog: