This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about Google's expectations of privacy, VMware's expectations of profit, Dave's expectations of SELinux, and Gunnar's inflated expectations of productivity software.
Bob Plankers believes that OpenStack exhibits lock-in behavior, and is therefore equivalent to proprietary technology like VMware and Hyper-V. This kind of argument sounds, on the surface, perfectly reasonable. Unfortunately, it ignores some important characteristics of both proprietary and open software in order to make good on a black-or-white argument in service of middle-ground ersatz … Continue reading Ersatz pragmatism and the lock-in problem.
Obviously it's not wrong to use opensource code, especially if you're complying with the license, but next time you hear VMware's marketing team claiming that KVM is an inferior hypervisor because it's based on Linux then you might want to remind them that esx wouldn't exist without it either. via Andrew Cathrow - Google+ - … Continue reading VMware and KVM