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