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Q: Why Open Source? A: Cloud

December 31, 2012

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Cloud and Open Source. They enable each other. How do you make money from Open Source Software? Charge for services. What is cloud? Automated, ubiquitous services… often based off of Open Source!

Apparently, the below article on Bill Gates, claims that Microsoft understood this back in 2008ish and is why its been enabling OSS to run on its Azure platform and in other places, and why MS commits to node.js and Hadoop. Whether MS is a OSS accelerator, the article did make me come to the “staring me in the face” realization that

One way to sell open source: cloud services

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/01/meet-bill-gates/

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