This form is used to collect data on past and existing 3D printer build workshops. The goal is to gain insights on whether the DIY 3D Printer Build Workshops can scale to broader participation as a self-sustaining revenue model. The results of this form are public information, visible in the results spreadsheet (http://bit.ly/1TMVEcY). Test of form took 11 minutes to complete. This form is published under the CC-BY-SA license by Open Source Ecology (http://bit.ly/QixCrU).
Cloud computing is about horizontally (as opposed to vertically) scaling systems. Instead of building one super-powerful server, you create many inexpensive servers that each contain a small part of the system. There are multiple advantages to “scaling out” rather than “scaling up”, such as incrementally improved capacity with little or no downtime and less expensive, more maintainable servers.
Don Watkins, opensource.com, 15 February 2016
Phi Beta Iota: MUST READ. Kudos to Don Watkins for the questions and opensource.com for paying attention outside the IT arena. This is a very positive development.