With all the gleeful finger-pointing over which cloud provider is the least (or most) generous with open source code, it’s worth remembering that all cloud providers essentially fail when it comes to open source. Why? Because the very nature of their platforms means that their best code remains closed even when openly licensed.All of which makes your favorite cloud “probably the most proprietary software in the history of software,” as Dremio CMO (and former MongoDB exec) Kelly Stirman says. What to do?[ To the cloud! Real-world container migrations. | Dig into the the red-hot open source framework in InfoWorld’s beginner’s guide to Docker. ]
You can’t check out of the cloud any time you like
No one likes lockin, but if you take a quick glance around the industry you’ll find that most every category is dominated by a vendor or two that exercises outsized lockin. What started out at Microsoft with its Windows and Office hegemonies moved to Apple’s iPhone, and at the enterprise infrastructure level we’re currently cozying up to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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