How have open source communities changed over the years? Two decades ago, there were many open source projects, yet much of the code used in business still came from vendors. Those days, most all of the infrastructure — from the network stack to log analysis tools — is mostly open source. No longer is it only individual coders uploading their work, but the largest software companies are sharing their code as well. Some time over the past decade, the network effect kicked in and projects such as Linux or Kubernetes that were developed by communities around the world reached a level of sophistication that would be hard to watch even by the largest proprietary software vendor. Just ask Microsoft and Oracle, which both have been embracing open source for the past decade.
In fact we did ask Microsoft and Oracle. For this newest episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, we pow-wowed with Oracle Principal Member of Technical Staff Karthik Gaekwad, Oracle Solutions Architect Kaslin Fields, and Principal Cloud Developer Advocate Microsoft Bridget Kromhout to discuss how to best build and maintain open source software communities today. The podcast was live-streamed last month from Kubecon + CloudNativeConEU, held last month in Barcelona.
The secret to open source success? People. Lots of people, doing lots of things, not just coding.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LEwwCrUvolk