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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 Cloud Manifesto – The Fight Begins”

  1. samj

    While it’s refreshing to see conflicts being disclosed I think Geir has a point in saying:

    “You’ve got a serious problem when MSFT can call you out on openness and they – despite being MSFT – have a point.”

    TechCrunch’s Out of Order 2.0 post is more direct:

    “As inclusive as possible? Not targeted at any one company? Engage in a dialogue? What a load of crap that is. It’s the same back room cigar-smoke-filled scam of the good old days when Web Services first began its inexorable move to reshape computing…By shining a light on this, Martin and Microsoft may have ensured that future meetings will be open for all participation. It’s going to be hard for Google or IBM or whoever else thought this was a good idea to stand up and take credit for it. The war over WS-I was long, ugly, and ultimately a loser for those who started it. Have another cigar, Reuven.”

    One of the commentators has a point:

    “It was a committee having a secret meeting. End of story.

    This committee should be disbanded and a new one formed, and all the participants of the secret meetings should be barred from the new committee.

    As far as committees and committee rules go, this is an ethical lapse of the highest order.”

    In any case I’m an open source proponent and developer but I’m inclined to assume good faith here. Change often starts at a grassroots level and I think it’s better we encourage this “open” attitude rather than beat the hell out of it.


  2. Krishnan Subramanian

    Sam, I haven’t seen what Reuven is offering. Thatz why I said I am neutral but tending towards his manifesto if it stays true to what he is proposing. However, open source community got biten by MSFT again and again. So, even though I would like to give them a chance in good faith, I would wait for them to prove their credibility. I am not writing them off. I am just asking them to prove their credibility.