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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.

4 responses to “Open Source as a SaaS Endgame”

  1. schultzter

    Identi.ca already runs on an open-source platform but I’m not sure what the uptake on their code is. The appeal of social sites is the community and you don’t get the community with the code so I’m not convinced we’ll see a lot of viable alternatives popping up just because the code is open source now (soon).

  2. The Demise Of Freeyourid.com And Its Minimal Impact On Customers | CloudAve

    [..] timesabout the importance of Open Source in SaaS. It is my argument that SaaS vendors should Open Source the software powering their service as a way to empower the users. However, openness doesn’t start and end with Open Source alone. It also means open protocols, open formats, open architecture, etc.. Slowly, service providers are embracing the idea of openness as they have understood that Openness is a vital marketing tool in this era of empowered customers. If a vendor decides to offer a service on top of an open protocol like OpenID, it doesn’t matter if the vendor goes out of business because the existing users will not lose their precious data. [..]

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  4. Open Source, Adoption And Whatever

    [...] refer to this post in any future discussions. For a long time, I have been promoting the idea of Open Source as a SaaS endgame and Matthew Aslett of 451 Group disputed me on the same adoption issue and he gave very solid [...]