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On 11/01/2010 06:25 PM, David Nelson wrote:

Hmmmm... tell that to the graphic designers, advertising people 

a) Their sole job description is to create pretty pictures;

b) David Ogilvy pointed out that more than half of advertizing and
marketing budget was wasted, because it targeted the wrong audience.

Erm.... Yes.... next step to what? ;-) Maybe I'm missing something?

Cloud Server with NAS.  Everything else is a client.

Your TV, your PDA, your desktop, your laptop, your phone, your
refrigerator, your freezer, your desktop, your dishwasher, your netbook,
your security system are all clients that hook into _your_ cloud server.
You'll be doing different tasks from different devices, and
co-ordinating everything on your cloud.

Everything in your home will be connected to everything else through
your cloud.  Whether or not that connection extends to systems outside
of your cloud depends upon your network security system, and the
permissions you have assigned to the various devices.

Are you perhaps thinking just of enterprise usage?


Well, AFAIK, increasingly, multi-platform apps are written using
 platform-independent languages like Java,

Platform independence does not equate to cross-platform.

But, personally, I suspect that a team developing a cloud app that functioned comparably to LibO 
might well decide to start coding from scratch rather than trying to port the existing code base.

One reason why I prefer the AGPL over the GPL and LGPL, is that the code
for OOo cloud server would be available. As best as I can tell, it uses
the same code as OOo.  (More precisely, it appears to have the same
bugs, and quirks as the version of OOo that it was based on has.)

wasn't Google offering its products to enterprises for private clouds? (Or was it MS?) 

Both of them.   Google might have gotten down to a large small business.
  Neither addressed the needs/requirements of a SOHO that needed a
private cloud on their premises.

In any case, Ubuntu certainly does market private clouds [1].

So I've discovered.

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