The open cloud manifesto is the start of a great document. At this moment the document only contains words and information that is not particularly interesting for anyone. Cloud providers (Amazon, Microsoft, Sun, Rackspace, etc) can do very little with it, since it does not get into any technical details. Cloud users can do even less, since it does not mention the way the goals of the document are going to get accomplish.
In my opinion the Open Cloud Manifesto does one thing. Starts the processes and if the market, vendors, and users are mature enough they will know that standardization is an important word of every technology. The document also have some specific points that are as far the contributors of the document, the most important to get into a technical agreement. I am outlining those here, and If you want to comment on them be my guest.
- Data and Application Interoperability
- Data and Application Portability
- Governance and Management
- Metering and Monitoring