In early May, HANA Express found itself at O’Reilly’s OSCON open source event in Austin. That’s pretty interesting, given the fact that HANA is not an open source product. Veterans of the IT industry will recall that SAP was known as one of the fiercest protectors of its intellectual property (IP) portfolio through the 1990s and 2000s. Indeed, in a public statement back in 2006, one of SAP’s C-level executives warned that the open source movement was a dangerous form of what he called “IP socialism.”
A decade later, SAP’s director of global developer relations, Craig Cmehil, spoke with The New Stack’s Alex Williams about how one of the key products in SAP’s modern portfolio could peacefully co-exist with database tools in the open source segment.
Listen to more of Cmehil’s fascinating explanation, in his conversation with Alex Williams for The New Stack Makers from OSCON in Austin, Texas.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/zXH2sxcahtY