OpenStack, Edward Snowden and Hong Kong
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HONG KONG—Six months ago, the world was turned upside down when then-unknown National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden turned up here in Hong Kong and disclosed what is likely the biggest intelligence leak in modern history.
Snowden's disclosure has led to a culture of fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) about U.S. tech vendors and, in particular, U.S. cloud vendors, but here in Hong Kong this week, cloud technology originally born in the U.S. might well just change that.
The OpenStack Summit is here this week, showcasing a technology originally born through the co-operation of NASA and Rackspace and now one of the fastest-growing open-source collaborative software development projects of all time.