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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

2 responses to “Open Source And Cloud Computing Series: Why OSS Is Essential For Cloud Computing?”

  1. Cloud Computing Is Not Killing Open Source Anywhere - A Response To Gartner | CloudAve

    [..] Having said that, I will link back to my take on why and how open
    source is still
    relevant in a cloud based world. There are two ways in which we can
    approach the question of relevancy
    of open source in the cloud based world (Okay, three but I am not
    including Richard Stallman’s approach in the discussion here). One
    school of thought, advocated by people like Tim O’ Reilly, is asking us
    to ignore the licensing aspect and focus only on open architecture,
    open protocols, open formats, etc.. The other school of thought, to
    which I subscribe, favors the idea of keeping open source in focus
    while, also, emphasizing on aspects like open architecture, formats,
    interoperability, data portability, etc.. There is a strong reason to
    emphasize open source within the cloud realm and I have given my
    reasonsin this post, along with an argument put forward by Simon Wardley of Canonical. [..]

  2. Dear Open Source Fellas: Let Us Start Acting | CloudAve

    [..] and my talk atCloudslam ’09. I really don’t see a diminished role for open source in the cloud based world. From Mr. Buytaert’s post, it is amply clear that he is firmly in the latter camp. He also believes in the SaaS as the future of how applications are consumed and he strongly advocates a role for Open Source in the SaaS world.   [..]