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Red Hat Warns Government About Cloud Lock-In

http://www.talkincloud.com

The open letter, in the form of a blog entry from Red Hat VP Mark Bohannon, contains thinly veiled criticism of Microsoft and other companies that are launching their own public clouds.

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The European Commission’s locked-in syndrome

http://blogs.fsfe.org

EC migrates to windows 7, contracts made without public call for tender. Explanations confirm lock-in as motivation which is in contradiction with European procurement Directive. A black day for Europe.

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Kroes to beef up scrutiny of EU digital industry

http://www.euractiv.com

The European Commission plans to rewrite ICT industry rules to make sure dominant technologies, like devices with always-on connectivity, do not lock consumers into supporting monopolies and hamper innovation, Neelie Kroes, EU commissioner for the Digital Agenda, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.

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Three Cloud Lock-in Considerations

http://community.zenoss.org

2010 is definitely the year of the cloud, The IT world is abuzz with the benefits of cloud computing and rightfully so. Cloud computing, the logical extension of network storage and virtualization, is probably the biggest IT leap forward since pervasive use of the Internet. Despite the buzz all that glitters isn’t gold.

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Clouds Can Become the Mother of All Lock-ins

http://www.pcworld.com

Cloud architecture has to be defined in a way that allows applications to move around, or clouds can become the mother of all lock-ins, warned Red Hat's CEO James Whitehurst.

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Big Software has duped us for decades – Part I

http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com

Here’s how the software business really works: A software company charges your firm an enormous upfront licensing fee and locks you into escalating costs for decades to come, often using a set of hardball tactics.

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More Self-serving, Lockin-oriented GPL Code from Microsoft

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft latches onto Moodle to create lock-in at schools

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Microsoft Exploits Feynman Lectures to Spread Lock-in, Does the Same in HPC

http://boycottnovell.com

In another assault on open access and free (libre) science, Feynman's work is being seized by a proprietary software vendor and wrapped in proprietary formats.

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US software lock-ins harm local bidders

http://www.australianit.news.com.au

LOCAL IT developers are being stifled by the dominance of US software companies that hold on to government business through "vendor lock-in", industry observers say.

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Lock-In

http://www.schneier.com

Computer companies want more control over the products they sell you, and they're resorting to increasingly draconian security measures to get that control. The reasons are economic.

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FUD alert: Linux distro lock-in? Get real!

http://www.geekzone.co.nz

Just as a brief summary for those not familiar with the topic: A vendor of proprietary software can store data in closed, proprietary data formats. Thus, if you are a customer of that vendor it becomes very difficult for you to move to a competitor's product, for example if you like the features or price/performance of that offering better. Instead, the cost of moving, the risk of loosing all your data may be too great. You are 'locked in' to the current vendor...

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The iFlop

http://www.forbes.com

Steve Jobs tried to design --and dictate--the future of television. Here's how he failed.

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