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On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 23:15, Andy Brown <> wrote:

On Thu Jan 27 2011 14:03:35 GMT-0800 (PST)  Jaime R. Garza wrote:


Are you talking about a public free cloud? Nobody needs to offer that, as
say, any desktop can work as it's own server, so anyone can install it
locally, having a little cloud installed in their own desktop. And if, a
company wants to offer it on a server for many people, it will work too.

Do you understand what I mean? Any vendor could provide a SaaS solution
Look at Zimbra (PIM), for example, they have a full functional web

Enterprises are looking to reduce TCO with public or private clouds, so
they don't have to manage and administer clients.


What is wrong with options that already work?  There are online sources
that offer OSS that you can connect to, as an example . They
have a full setup that looks like a Linux desktop.  Apps include OOo,
ThunderBird and FireFox just to name a few.  This would also reduce the TCO
for a business as they do not have to maintain the servers that the programs
run on.  Why do people try to keep reinventing the wheel? It has been done
and works, make improvements but not redo all the work.

As stated is only one source available.

Companies are not putting sensible information out in the cloud, they want
private clouds. There is GoogleDocs, Zoho, IBM's future ODF cloud based
Office, Oracle has already an offer. I assume this companies will offer
dedicated clouds.

I personally believe an HTML5 interface will make LibreOffice more
competitive, it could be one version that works on any platform, even on
your local desktop. The problem with sharing a whole desktop is that if you
are in a big company you need much more resources. There is an interesting
OSS product called ULTEO, which basically does that, but that's just
virtualization. The goal of many companies now is to have all standard apps
completely web-based.

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