Looks like it’s political business-as-usual in the cloud…
An official with Microsoft's Windows Azure is speaking out against what he describes as a secret effort to create a "Cloud Manifesto" -- laying out principles for making the major cloud-computing services work smoothly together.
"Very recently we were privately shown a copy of the document, warned that it was a secret, and told that it must be signed 'as is,' without modifications or additional input," writes Microsoft's Steven Martin in a blog post tonight. "It appears to us that one company, or just a few companies, would prefer to control the evolution of cloud computing, as opposed to reaching a consensus across key stakeholders (including cloud users) through an 'open' process."
Martin adds, "An open Manifesto emerging from a closed process is at least mildly ironic."