Andy Oram on Free and Open Cloud Computing
Video presentation via http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2011/02/oram
"The various trends known as Cloud Computing have spawned serious critiques about vendors' reliability, security, privacy, and liability. This talk melds cloud computing with the principles of free and open source software to find solutions or mitigating factors for many of these concerns. Although other proposals have been aired for cloud standards, open clouds, open source licensing, loosening data, and others gestures toward customer control, this talk goes a step or two beyond them to suggest a more comprehensive architectural approach."