The fight that begun yesterday is keeping pundits and bloggers busy for the second day running. As a part of my plan to track this fight, I will add links to some of the important developments.
In the mean time, Amazon has decided not to endorse the Open Cloud Manifesto. Larry Dignan of ZDNet quotes an Amazon spokeswoman about it.
We just recently heard about the manifesto document.
Like other ideas on standards and practices, we’ll review this one,
too. Ideas on openness and standards have been talked about for years
in web services. And, we do believe standards will continue to evolve
in the cloud computing space. But, what we’ve heard from customers thus
far, customers who are really committed to using the cloud, is that the
best way to illustrate openness and customer flexibility is by what you
actually provide and deliver for them. Over the past 3 years, we’ve
made AWS available via multiple platforms, multiple programming
languages and multiple operating systems – because that’s what
customers have told us matters the most to them. We’ll continue to
pursue an approach of providing customers with maximum flexibility as
the standards discussion unfolds.
In any event, we do believe that standards will continue to evolve
and that establishing the right ones, based on a better understanding
of what is needed, will best serve customers.
In the mean time, Paul Miller writes a very sensible post asking people to give the group behind Open Cloud Manifesto a chance to present themselves in public.