In Quest of the “Open Cloud” (updated)

A remarkable and wonderful feature of Zurich is its vivid computer science and technology community. Hardly any week passes without an interesting event around new innovations and technologies, like the Internet of Things, novel programming languages (Go, etc), security, and of course Cloud Computing technologies (e.g. MongoDB) [footnote1]. Particularly interesting – from our / ICCLab perspective – is the ZhGeeks (@zhgeeks) community, run by one of our fellow technology and cloud evangelists Muharem. Last weeks Zhgeeks meeting was about Open Cloud and no less prominent figure than Samj was about to update us on the Open Cloud Initiative. A truly inspiring talk (download slides).

Notwithstanding of Sam’s comprehensive and sound introduction into the world of “Cloud Openness” (from an OCI perspective) I can’t help but have to ask myself – hellya, what is this Open Cloud thing?

ICCLab to talk about OpenStack at the Puzzle ITC Tech Talk 2012

Update: The final program is now online! Puzzle Tech Talk 2012 Von André Kunz, publiziert am 09. Oktober 2012 Tags: Event, Java, RHEV, Tech Talk, UX, Workshop Puzzle ITC lädt Sie zum Tech Talk 2012 ein. Am 25.10.2012 erwartet Sie ein themenreicher Anlass mit Workshops, Vorträgen und einem Apéro zum Ausklang. Wir freuen uns, Sie zum Puzzle Tech Talk 2012 einzuladen. […]

Open- or Not-So-OpenStack? – Comments on the OpenStack Foundation

Contributions to Open Source Software (OSS) projects are an excellent means to foster broad uptake of innovations and has therefore become indispensable for research and development in computer science.

With the Internet allowing ubiquitous collaboration (e.g. between OSS software developers, OSS community managers, OSS document editors, etc) of all sorts, across all backgrounds, and locations spread over the entire globe, some OSS projects are so successful that they reach sizes (and budgets) that are comparable to full-blown companies.