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Red Hat CEO: Go Ahead, Copy Our Software

Imagine your company spent more than $100 million developing a product. Now imagine that a competitor came along and cloned your product and distributed a near-perfect replica of it. Not good, right? If you're Apple, you spend years and tens of millions of dollars fighting it, determined to be the one and only source of your product. If you're Red Hat, however, you embrace it—as Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst told ReadWrite in an interview. 

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Red Hat Doubles Down on its Cloud Focus

Red Hat is known to many people as the only U.S.-based public company that is exclusively focused on open source, and it has proven that its Linux-focused strategy is very profitable. But as I noted in a recent post, the cloud beckons for Red Hat. 

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The Great OpenStack-Amazon API Debate

The discussion and debate over open source cloud software's compatibility with cloud leader Amazon's proprietary APIs was just beginning when the 451 Group released "The OpenStack Tipping Point" in April. With the advancement of the OpenStack software and community -- along with lingering questions about the desired level of compatibility...

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Yes, the Open Cloud Does Matter

Last week, I covered some comments from a couple of tech industry heavyweights having to do with the OpenStack cloud computing platform. Specifically, former Microsoftie and noted tech blogger Robert Scoble put up a Google+ post saying that OpenStack would be sidetracked by any attempt to build in API compatibility with Amazon Web Services (AWS). And, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger said that his company's strategy is to "support OpenStack" despite the fact that the platform is "immature." Now there are some other comments arising online about not only OpenStack's viability, but whether or not the concept of the open cloud is worth pursuing. Of course it's worth pursuing. In fact, many organizations are perilously playing with cloud lock-in. 

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Apache CloudStack Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabiliity

The Apache CloudStack Security Team was notified of an issue found in the Apache CloudStack user interface that allows an authenticated user to execute cross-site scripting attack against other users within the system.

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