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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 “Dear Open Source Fellas: Let Us Start Acting”

  1. Siim Esko

    I agree with you, Krishnan. For small businesses it makes much more sense to have us host the product we have.

    Being open source means committing the changes we have made in the product back to the open source communities for somebody to possibly benefit from them. It also means allowing your users to migrate their data in the standard formats of the open source world.

    I wrote a comment on this thought here:
    http://www.office123.net/index.php/blog/2010/03/12/12-open-source-and-saas?lang=en

  2. fblauer

    Great post. I think we have to differentiate between SAAS, PAAS, and IAAS. I think that providing Open source on IAAS, like Amazon is the ideal. When using open source in the cloud, you can get the benefit of both worlds.