Cloud Foundry Foundation’s CTO Wants More Open Source Simplicity

Episode 373 · November 5th, 2018 · 35 mins 22 secs

About this Episode

The open source moment has gone through some profound changes over the past two decades to become the cornerstone of full stack computing it is today.

After entering tech in the late 1990s as programmer for early Web-based platforms, Chip Childers, CTO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, has seen how the movement has evolved on a code level. He discussed this and other themes about his lifework during a podcast Alex Williams, founder and editor-in-chief of The New Stack, hosted during Cloud Foundry Summit Europe 2018 in Basel, Switzerland.

Childers said: “I think we've learned a lot as an industry about it's open-source infrastructure services,” and noted how “there are definitely places where they are valuable.”

However, much work remains to be done. “We've also learned that instead of trying to automate all of these devices,” Childers said. “We need to simplify. I'm reflecting what the industry is doing.”

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