Free Software "cloud computing"

Lucile Falgueyrac lucile.falg at
Wed Feb 12 15:07:44 UTC 2014

On 02/12/2014 03:53 PM, Vicen Rodriguez wrote:

> I think "open source cloud computing" is used, at least in most of the
> cases, as a short way to say "open source software for building private
> and public clouds". OpenStack ( ) is, maybe,
> the main example of that.
> Do you think there is any other meaning for that expression?

Well, I often see it in the context of pubic bodies, but it fits with
your explanation. For example:

So it would mean a "private cloud" at the scale of their institutions
(European Parliament..) ? Self hosted free software cloud solutions
would be more appropriate then..

To answer my own question, I found something about standardisation:


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