In his article Cloud OS and the Personal Server Rod Boothby explains that content and services become more valuable when they can be shared between users. The solution offered by his company Teqlo enables users to integrate business processes and make them available through an open API. The objective is to build a community of users around the Teqlo platform.
- Dedicated server hardware (if necessary operated by an admin I trust)
- OS based on Open Source software
- APIs, interfaces and communication protocols based on open standards
- No centralized records of user data and use data
The “Cloud OS” will arrive, but it will not even be delivered by service providers like google, Yahoo, Teqlo etc. If Rod Boothby reconsiders the concept of a cloud he will understand that to create truly personal servers he will have to open source his tools and release them to the community in the same fashion as the WordPress developers did. Thitherto I will call his platform “Vapor OS”.