What Open Source Really Means Today

Episode 424 · February 6th, 2019 · 25 mins 49 secs

About this Episode

The state of open source over the course of the past few decades has certainly changed. But IBM”s purchase of Red Hat and the evolution of service-oriented business models that have emerged more recent]y not withstanding, open source’s original spirit of sharing remains intact — while the extent to which that is the case remains a subject of debate.

What open source really means today and how it has evolved were major themes of a podcast Alex Williams, founder and editor-in-chief of The New Stack, recently hosted at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Seattle.

Among the open source thought leaders on hand to offer their observations were:

  • Alex Ellis, Senior Staff Engineer (open source), VMware;
  • Jason Dobies, Principal Technical Marketing Manager, Red Hat;
  • Ed Warnicke, Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco Systems and Technical Steering Committee chair, FD.io
  • Heather Kirksey, Vice President, Community and Ecosystem, The Linux Foundation

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hGrgzUz-Rfg