NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Cloud is the first computing revolution created in the era of open source.
While Amazon.com (AMZN - Get Report) has proprietary advantage in the Application Program Interface used for its EC2 cloud, and while VMware (VMW - Get Report) has proprietary advantage in its vSphere virtualization system, most of cloud computing runs on open source.
Open source idealism is infused throughout the cloud computing industry. This makes profit harder to come by as the benefits of open source flow naturally to users rather than bankers or salesmen. It means that if you're in the cloud computing business, you need to tread lightly, keeping your knife in your boot rather than on your belt.VMware and Red Hat (RHT - Get Report) are now learning this the hard way as they battle over an open source project called
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