Cloud Computing Calms Open Source Warfare

Cloud computing, technology delivered over the Internet, has become a hot area in the last few years. The technology marketplace moves at breakneck speeds, but it is still shocking when innovation almost completely wipes out squabbles like those over open source vs. proprietary software. “In a cloud world, source code is almost irrelevant,” Matt Asay recently wrote at GigaOm. Tim O’Reilly was among the first to point this out in 2008, when he said that “Architecture trumps licensing any time.”

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