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The Open Cloud Manifesto: Controversy or Not

Some people are up in arms over the way things are being handled

 It seems like there is a lot of concern over the Open Cloud Manifesto. Some people are up in arms over the way things are being handled. Apparently, a number of people have offered up their time (and willingness to fly to NY) to help with this meeting and been flatly denied any possibility of a voice. One of the former "instigators" of the Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum  (CCIF) has been temporarily banned (whatever that means) and has taken a pretty hard stance against the way things have been handled. Rueven also made a statement today with a bit of an apology. If I could offer one complaint, it is this:  if you want to achieve a standards-based approach, make it technical and philosophical if you like, but most of all, make it open and inclusive.

To read more about my take on this subject, click to read my blog post here.

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Steve Lesem is President/CEO of Mezeo Software. Previously, He was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the managed hosting provider VeriCenter. He has also served in leadership positions at SafeNet, BMC Software and IBM. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the primary author of the Cloud Storage Strategy Blog (www.cloudstoragestrategy.com), which frequently sees posts picked up by publications in the IT services and Web hosting spaces.