July 26, 2011
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Today at the OSCON11 the Open Cloud Initiative (OCI) was launched as a non-porofit organization to advocate standards-based Open Cloud Computing.
From the official announcement:
The Open Cloud Initiative (OCI) has launched its official website at http://www.opencloudinitiative.org/ and commenced a 30-day final comment period on the Open Cloud Principles (OCP), which are designed to ensure user freedoms without impeding the ability of providers to do business. They are focused on interoperability, avoiding barriers to entry or exit, ensuring technological neutrality and forbidding discrimination. They define the specific requirements for Open Standards and mandate their use for formats and interfaces, calling for “multiple full, faithful and interoperable implementations”, at least one of which being Open Source.
This is a big step forward in the direction that the Franklin Street Statement pointed out three years ago. Check current status of the Open Cloud Principles (OCP), and then look for similarities with the Franklin Street Statement.
This is really interesting and I’m looking forward to the development of the initiative.