Open Source Cloud Software

Ramblings of a Remote Worker

Using open source software has a huge number of benefits, firstly it’s free to use, distribute, and modify, also, as the code is open to everyone it is often easier for bugs to be fixed and features added. Over the years I have had lots of dealings with OSSWatch, which provides advice and guidance on the use, development, and licensing of free and open source software to the Higher Education sector. Unfortunately OSSWatch will no longer receive core funding from Jisc, so will now be moving to a consultancy model.  I’ve worked with lots of OSSWatch people over the years and the services it has delivered have been excellent, I wish them well for the future.

OK. Back to topic… Jennifer Marsh, a remote worker who blogs for Rackspace Hosting has written us a guest post about some new open source offerings in cloud computing software. Rackspace Hosting is the service…

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