CloudSlam ‘09, the conference on the clouds discussed earlier at Cloud Ave, is starting today and it will
go on till friday. The conference covers wide range of topics from vendors
related talks to Science clouds. It is a little bit loaded on the infrastructure
side but with an interesting mix of both business and technology angles. You can
check out the event program here.
Some of the keynote speakers include Werner Vogels, Russ Daniels, Hal Stern
and others. I am going to present on “The importance of Open Source in a SaaS based world”. I will
offer a brief overview of how Open Source, in spite of the fact that pundits and
opinion leaders has dismissed it as irrelevant, is still important in the SaaS
based world. I am planning to highlight its importance on the infrastructure
side, how open source components are shared by SaaS vendors to help each other
and, finally, about the significance of releasing the SaaS application itself
under one of the open source licenses.
I will do a more detailed write-up after my presentation in the evening and
add it here along with my slides. If you have any opinions on the topic of my
presentation, feel free to add it here. If you are interested in listening to
the talks, head over to their
website, register and join the party.
PS: In my previous post about the conference, a commenter wrote about some
controversies surrounding one of the organizers. Here is my disclaimer about the
event. As far as I am concerned, I am least interested about any controversies
or politics in the area of Cloud Computing. I am only intrigued with how the
event is conducted using the technology available in the cloud.