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The intersection of open source and cloud computing

CNet - Cloud computing and open-source software have been intertwined since the early days of the cloud. Vendors such as, SugarCRM, Rackspace, and many, many others, utilized open-source choices for everything from virtualization to data stores to user interfaces.Today, it is fair to say that much of the cloud was made possible by both the economics and malleability of open-source software. However, despite the widespread adoption of open-source software by the cloud community, the future of open-source software is greatly affected by the cloud operations model itself.