“Being a developer on someone’s platform will mean being hosted on their infrastructure.” - Debra Chrapaty, Microsoft, 2006Wednesday, January 16, 13But that’s a key to why the Open Compute Platform really matters. Remember what Michael Tiemann said about the beneﬁt of open sourcebeing control by users? The conversation that led me to write that 2006 blog post about web operations was with Debra Chrapaty who at thetime ran operations for Windows Live. (She’s now the CIO of Zynga.) She said, “Being a developer...” Since I was talking with her at the O’ReillyOpen Source Convention, that led me to ask, “who will control that platform?” and to make the case that what we now call the cloud, not thedesktop, should be the focus of the open source community.