It’s important to us to clarify GoGrid’s position with regard to cloud computing standards and the Open Cloud Manifesto (OCM). There has been a fair bit of controversy in the ‘blogosphere’ recently over the OCM, which is to be released on Monday.
In particular, myself and Steve Gillmor (of TechCrunch IT fame among others), had a somewhat heated, but friendly exchange over his scathing assessment of the situation. Steve invited me to a “News Gang” podcast of the Gillmor Gang on Friday, which was posted here. During that live podcast he asked us to clarify GoGrid’s position.
This post is really about making sure everyone is on the same page and understands how GoGrid views the OCM and cloud computing standards in general.
- Some folks tried to lay down some guiding principles for “open” cloud computing in the Open Cloud Manifesto
- Some folks reacted badly feeling that the process wasn’t actually “open”
- Bruhaha ensued