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Security

An open letter to the CAcert.org board and members

This is an open letter to the CAcert.org board and membership (including my fellow 20-30 official “Association Members” (copied) as well as the 150,000 or so account holders we effectively represent) concerning recent events that could affect the ongoing viability of the organisation. Bearing in mind that this is an organisation built on trust, I […]

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Cloud Trademarks

CloudBurst Trademarked?

It’s no secret that “CloudBurst” is one of my least favourite cloud computing buzzwords. Its intended meaning is something like when you run out of room in your own datacenters you can “CloudBurst” into a public service like EC2. Not only is that somewhat the pipedream today (you want an enterprise app to do what?), […]

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Cloud

The Intercloud is a global cloud of clouds

Few of us will dispute that: The Internet is a global network of networks So it logically follows that: The Intercloud is a global cloud of clouds It’s amazing to think that the Internet kept us busy for two decades or so just by delivering the ability to pass messsages between any two (or more) […]

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Cloud

“as a Service” moniker considered harmful (IOW: Say NO to *aaS!)

This is a humble (possibly overdue) call for the community to start thinking about adopting sensible cloud computing nomenclature – it’s going to happen eventually anyway so we may as well get started now. While toiling away putting lines on the road for cloud computing at 3am on a weekday (which is to say, writing […]