[Linux-aus] Cloud computing is bollocks (or not?)
francois at catalyst.net.nz
Tue Nov 9 14:04:17 EST 2010
We'd like to hold a fun debate during the Freedom in the cloud Miniconf:
"Cloud computing is bollocks"
So if you have an opinion ("bollocks" or "not bollocks") and would like
to share it (probably just a quick 2 minute speech, possibly
improvised), please email us at proposals at cloud.geek.nz !
Note: facts are entirely optional and strong opinions are more than
(Also, it's not too late to submit proposals for the Freedom in the
=== About the Miniconf ===
Whether or not 2011 will be known as the year of the Federated Social
Web remains to be seen, but the cloud is certainly not going away and
we'd like to propose a Miniconf to cater to all cloud enthusiasts.
Specifically, we'd like to solicit proposals from two main groups. The
first one is the hard-core technical cloud engineers who build their
tech on Open Source software. The kind of people who know so much
about tweaking their kernels and scaling their infrastructures that
they could out-Google Google.
The second group of people we'd like to attract are the free network
services and federated social web people. These folks know that the
growth of netbooks and smartphones has meant a great dependence on
centralized network services. But as more and more computing moves
into "the cloud", users and companies are losing direct control over
their data and processes. They see a very high risk to businesses and
To submit a proposal:
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