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Start-up founded by ex-Amazon developers raises big money to bring their private-cloud software to market.
Chris Pinkham and Willem van Biljon worked on Amazon.com's public cloud-computing technology. Their start-up, Nimbula, takes an in-house approach.
Red Hat is expanding its open-source roots into the cloud with the acquisition of platform provider Makara.
Some people consider Amazon's APIs to be the de facto cloud computing API standard. I don't agree for several reasons--not the least of which is that it's too early for cloud standards in the first place.
By arguing that programming interfaces called APIs can be copyrighted, Oracle could trigger new legal burdens for technology companies -- such as those building cloud-computing platforms.