Open Cloud Initiative Launches at OSCON

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This week the non-profit Open Cloud Initiative (OCI) announced its official launch at the OSCON 2011 Open Source Convention.

The primary purpose of the Open Cloud Initiative (OCI) is to define “Open Cloud” by way of community consensus and advocate for universal adoption of Open Standard formats and interfaces” said Sam Johnston, founder and president. “Inspired by the Open Source Initiative (OSI), we aim to find a balance between protecting important user freedoms and enabling providers to build successful businesses.”

Based on a set of Open Cloud Principles, The OCI has a compelling vision as well: A global cloud of clouds (“Intercloud”), interconnected by open standard interfaces exchanging open standard formats (“Open Cloud”). Read the Full Story.