-– (July 26, 2011) – Today the Open Cloud Initiative (OCI)
, a non-profit organization established to advocate open standards in cloud computing, announced its official launch at the OSCON 2011 Open Source Convention
. Its purpose is to provide a legal framework within which the greater cloud computing community of users and providers can reach consensus on a set of requirements for Open Cloud, as described in the Open Cloud Principles (OCP)
document, and then apply those requirements to cloud computing products and services, again by way of community consensus.