Re: Linux is scalable performance wise and also financially
Eadon; I can't say I particularly disagree with your comment...but I wonder at it's applicability? Yes, licensing regarding virtualisation and "cloud" sucks. We could have whole long wankfest about how much we mutually think Microsoft is screwing the pooch on VDI licensing, as one example.
That said, I don't see how "open source' is a solution to "need to form a group of specialists into a team that actually works together instead of trying to shank eachother." Even with open source blue crystals, you need storage admins, VM admins, general OS admins, app admins and so forth. Nobody can know "all of IT." Not proprietary, nor open source.
So is your comment simply a result of "see cloud in article, post licensing rant" – perfectly understandable if so – or are you attempting to say that open source somehow mitigates (or eliminates?) the need for specialists working in a team?
Honestly curious as to your meaning. If the latter intent, do you know of any individuals practicing as "open source cloud generalists" at anything other than hobby scale? Where they do "all the things?" If so, please get them to e-mail me. I want to interview them. And learn. Lots.