Penguin: Amazon Abusing / Monetizing Open Source Cloud without Contribution — It Is Called “Strip Mining”

Cloud, Software

Open source cloud databases battle software ‘strip mining’

Cloud giants like AWS have adopted open source databases, causing Confluent, MongoDB and others to guard their assets the best way they know how: licensing.

“There is a new and unique dynamic with public cloud providers, particularly AWS, who take open source software and sell it as a service, often without contributing much of anything back to the community. There is even a name given to this: strip mining.”

Penguin: Is EU Killing #GoogleGestapo?

Access, Cloud, Collective Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, Design, Software

Most do not understand that the EU’s new regulations are not really about privacy and copyright, they are about killing #GoogleGestapo and particularly Google, Instagram, and YouTube. Any image, any video, that displays any brand leads to an “all stop” that requires checking and approval by the brand owner before publishing. This could be interpreted as the Deep State’s very clever  way of shutting down the Internet social media complex.

On the bright side…

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Penguin: The Future of Open Source

Cloud, Software

The Future of Open Source

Open source is a key enabler for all technological areas we encounter now and in the future.  The one open source tool that every cloud vendor unanimously relies on today is Kubernetes, which coincidentally, is making multi-cloud adoption easier.

Stephan Fabel is Director of Product Management at Canonical – the company behind Ubuntu.

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Yoda: OpenStack and Multi-Cloud Integration

Cloud

Still lacking assured anonymity, identity, privacy, and security, but interesting.

OpenStack adoption grows into multi-cloud formations

The open source cloud platform sees a rise in unique installations, as well as more integration with commercial clouds.

There is a strong trend to multi-cloud integration among OpenStack users. Close to half, 48 percent, indicate that they also interact with other clouds — up from 38 percent a year ago. Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains the most popular cloud interacting with OpenStack deployments, at 48 percent, though this is down from 58 percent a year ago.

Stephen E. Arnold: Goring the Oxen — Palantir, Facebook, Google — and Noticing Steele’s Idea for Open Source Micro-Payments in Blockchain

Architecture, Cloud, Design, Governance, Innovation, Software
Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

From My Palantir Archive: Security

With Socom embracing Palantir for maybe three years, my question is, “Does Palantir have safeguards in place which will make a third Buzzfeed type article a low probability or 0.000001 event? Yikes, two articles based on what may be leaked internal information. What happens if sensitive military information goes walkabout?

VK.com: An Alternative to Facebook

The Reinterpretation of Google History

and on a more positive note, we are honored to have this idea noticed and further promulgated:

Open Source Software Needs a Micro-Payment Program

Berto Jongman: Social Media OSINT Largely Worthless — Russian Trolls Confuse US Butts in Seats w/o a Clue

Access, Cloud, Data, Education

Russia’s Troll Army Is Making Life Harder for US Spies

US Spies Find Open Source Investigations Worthless, Blame ‘Russian Trolls’

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Jean Lievens: Rob Kitchin on Data-Driven Urbanism — Not So Smart, Serving Special Interests

Cloud, Data, IO Impotency
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Data-Driven, Networked Urbanism by Rob Kitchin offers a a useful overview of the various critiques of smart cities.

Abstract:

For as long as data have been generated about cities various kinds of data-informed urbanism have been occurring. In this paper, I argue that a new era is presently unfolding wherein data-informed urbanism is increasingly being complemented and replaced by data-driven, networked urbanism. . . . HOWEVER, whilst data-driven, networked urbanism provides a set of solutions for urban problems, it does so within limitations and in the service of particular interests.

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Yoda: Public vs. Private Clouds – Amazon’s Andy Jassy (Public) vs. Red Hat’s Jim Whitehurst (Private)

#OSE Open Source Everything, Cloud
Got Crowd? BE the Force!
Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Red Hat’s CEO is dead wrong about the cloud

A dustup ensues after Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst asserts that the public cloud is ‘obscenely expensive.’ Guess who’s pushing back?

EXTRACTS

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Jean Lievens: European Open Science Cloud

Access, Architecture, Cloud, Data, Design, Economics/True Cost, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science, Security, Software, Sources (Info/Intel), Spectrum
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Towards the European Open Science Cloud

CERN has recently published a paper which outlines the establishment of the European Open Science Cloud that will enable digital science by introducing IT as a Service to the public research sector in Europe.

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Sepp Hasslberger: Social Network Federation Instead of Decentralization — Body Blow to Twitter and Facebook?

Cloud, Crowd-Sourcing, Design, P2P / Panarchy
Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

Las Indias about changing the way social networks are configured … to get more meaningful relations and conversations – will it work?

GNU social: Federation against the social model of Twitter

“Federation issues” may look like a “bug”, but they are really the result of an agreement, an implicit contract: to be part of a conversation on another node, I first have to have received the trust of someone who is taking part in it.

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