The Open Cloud Manifesto: Much Ado About Nothing

If you’re following cloud computing, you couldn’t have missed the discussion about the “Open Cloud Manifesto” initiated by Reuven Cohen and reportedly supported by IBM, Sun and several other large and smaller vendors. The noise became a fevered pitch when Steven Martin of Microsoft wrote a scathing blog post about the Manifesto, essentially claiming that it was made to support the interests of certain large vendors (I imagine he means IBM) and that Microsoft wasn’t given the opportunity to participate in the document’s wording, but instead was asked to sign it as-is.

If you missed it all, here is some of the reporting and commentary on the topic that summarizes the issue:

Reuven Cohen: Introducing the Open Cloud Manifesto

Steven Martin: Moving Toward an Open Process on Cloud Computing Interoperability

Krishnan Subramanian: Open Cloud Manifesto – The Fight Begins

Reuven Cohen: Thank You Microsoft

John Willis: Microsoft Was Out of Line

Larry Dignan: Amazon Web Services: No Open Cloud Manifesto for us

Larry Dignan: The Open Cloud Manifesto: Publish It Already

via The Open Cloud Manifesto: Much Ado About Nothing – Thinking Out Cloud.