“We were admittedly disappointed by the lack of openness in the development of the Cloud Manifesto. What we heard was that there was no desire to discuss, much less implement, enhancements to the document despite the fact that we have learned through direct experience. 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. 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." - Steve Martin, Developer Platform Product Manager http://tinyurl.com/cm4925
While it is still unclear who had written the document neither are the contents of the document known, which MS believes to have raised issue on … http://tinyurl.com/dxr5pg
“We don't know who drafted the mysterious take-it-or-leave-it "manifesto." Our principal guess is IBM (IBM), which has already been talking up how its private cloud solutions will be interoperable. Finding Amazon (AMZN) and/or Google (GOOG) fingerprints on it also wouldn't be surprising.” -- http://tinyurl.com/cw732u
However I happened to stumble upon a post by Ruven Cohen, Founder ENOMALY and here was his response, “Let me say, we've been in active discussions with Microsoft about the manifesto which has literally come together in the last couple weeks. It is unfortunate they feel this way. Microsoft was among the first to review the manifesto. Their 2:28 AM pre-announcement of the manifesto was a complete surprise given our conversations. If Microsoft is truly committed to an open cloud ecosystem, this document provides a perfect opportunity to publicly state it.” - http://tinyurl.com/c7b6yh
The so-called Open work on the “Cloud Manifesto” that has been in the thick of things ,Ruven Cohen announced,” Over the last few weeks I have been working closely with several of the largest technology companies and organizations helping to co-author the Open Cloud Manifesto. Our goal is to draft a document that clearly states we (including dozens of supporting companies) believe that like the Internet, the cloud itself should be open.”. http://tinyurl.com/cvrsjp
A new manifesto “Open Cloud Manifesto ” now seems to have emerged on the open source Wiki claiming to have been, “developed in response to a call by Microsoft to collaboratively create such a document following their refusal to participate in an undisclosed effort drafted in secret.” -- http://tinyurl.com/chygua
Here is what Ruven had to say about this new manifesto,” I am not sure what his intentions are. I will say his timing does seem rather suspect.”-http://tinyurl.com/cvrsjp
Microsoft has stirred the hornet’s nest! Lets see how this story unfolds.