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Lew Moorman: Open Cloud Key to Modern Networking

Rackspace President Lew Moorman made a splash late last month with his talk at GigaOM’s Structure conference on vendor lock-in and the cloud. He argued that simply cloning proprietary APIs doesn’t solve the compatibility problem for developers that want to maintain ownership of their cloud applications. Here, he explains and expands on that discussion. In order for true innovation to happen in the cloud, he says, we need to develop open standards as a community.

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HP Public Cloud Aims to Boost OpenStack Customer Base

Hewlett-Packard is one of several high profile companies working to deploy public and private clouds on the OpenStack platform. HP has announced plans to become a platinum member of the OpenStack® Foundation and has played a key role in shaping the technology that’s quickly becoming a dominant operating system for the cloud.

The stakes are high as OpenStack backers aim to prove to enterprise customers that the open source alternative can outshine proprietary systems such as Amazon Web Services, VMware and Microsoft.

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Open Cloud Roundup: Top Headlines Week of June 25

Red Hat dominates the open source cloud news this week with a string of product launch and acquisition announcements from the Red Hat Summit in Boston and the ensuing commentary from the blogosphere.

Red Hat dominates the open source cloud news this week with a string of product launch and acquisition announcements from the Red Hat Summit in Boston and the ensuing commentary from the blogosphere.  

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New Open Cloud Computing Forum on Linux.com

Linux.com has started a new forum for community members to discuss cloud computing and the open cloud. Just like the Linux Foundation's upcoming CloudOpen conference in August, the forum is intended to help highlight the people, projects and ideas behind the open source cloud and advance the conversation around creating open standards for cloud computing.

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Survey: SMBs Prefer Debian on File Servers, Seek Cloud Backup Options

Small and medium-sized businesses prefer Debian over Red Hat and CentOS for operating their file servers, according to a survey released Monday by cloud storage network provider Symform.

Small and medium-sized businesses prefer Debian over Red Hat and CentOS for operating their file servers, according to a survey released Monday by cloud storage network provider Symform.

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Open Cloud Roundup: Top Headlines Week of June 18

GigaOM's Structure conference on cloud computing this week has provided companies with an opportunity to publicy discuss their visions for the cloud and make related announcements. The Linux Foundation had its own announcement this week as well, with the release of the CloudOpen schedule of speakers and an appeal to the Linux community to fight for an open cloud.

Why We're Fighting for an Open CloudLinux.com 

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Announcing the Finalists in Our 2012 T-shirt Design Contest

Congratulations to the five finalists in The Linux Foundation's 2012 "Inspired by Linux" T-shirt Design Contest! This year we received just shy of 90 contest entries and competition for the finalists was tough. A special thanks to the entrants who submitted their artwork for consideration. Your creativity and enthusiasm for Linux are an inspiration to us all.

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Open Cloud Roundup: Top Stories this Week

Microsoft, Red Hat, HP and Oracle all had big cloud announcements this week that highlight the growing trend toward enterprise cloud computing. Companies are shopping for hybrid clouds of public and private platforms and don't want to be caged into services from one specific vendor, creating a good market for open source cloud solutions.

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OpenRelief Launches Open Source Disaster Relief Drone

We’ll never forget last year’s LinuxCon Japan conference, which took place shortly after the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in March. As the country still reeled from the disaster, LinuxCon presenters discussed how open source software could contribute to disaster relief.

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Indie Linux Developer Tries New Open Source Fundraising Model

Software developer and Linux Action Show podcaster Bryan Lunduke will open source his software if he can attract $4,000 per month in subscriptions.

What’s wrong with Linux? Software developer Bryan Lunduke has often lectured on this topic on his podcast, the Linux Action Show, and at conferences. (This has earned him a contingency of critics in the open source community, he says, as well as a reputation for being candid and outspoken.)

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