Eucalyptus has a lot of vulnerability when it comes to ethical assessment. Eucalyptus puts the power of a cloud at the keyboard of its users. It is open-source and the community could potentially use it with malicious intent. Who can be held accountable if the software is used for destructive purposes?
I think the most obscene part of the whole project is the business structure. When I buy something, I prefer to be told up-front how much it’s going to cost. Eucalyptus gives a trial of there software, then you face a fee for continued use. If you can’t quite figure out the incredibly dense and technical documentation, you’ll be charged a service fee for any help. If you want to further specialize the software with add-ons, you’ll probably pay for those too. Welcome to the Americanized version of marketing, where we nickel-and-dime you to death before you even have a working product.
I still think Eucalyptus has a lot of potential, but it requires a great deal of attention to business structure and project management. Implement release dates, and stop nickel-and-diming to reach profitability.