Matt Asay

Contributor

Matt Asay is a Principal at Amazon Web Services. Formerly, Asay was Head of Developer Ecosystem for Adobe. Prior to Adobe, Asay held a range of roles at open source companies: VP of business development, marketing, and community at MongoDB; VP of business development at real-time analytics company Nodeable (acquired by Appcelerator); VP of business development and interim CEO at mobile HTML5 start-up Strobe (acquired by Facebook); COO at Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux company; and head of the Americas at Alfresco, a content management startup. Asay is an emeritus board member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and holds a J.D. from Stanford, where he focused on open source and other IP licensing issues.

OpenStreetMap just turned 100 million

OpenStreetMap just turned 100 million

The open mapping data project is a colossal success story, but faces some hurdles. Here’s how you can help.

The real value of open source in the cloud

The real value of open source in the cloud

It’s a mistake to believe that running open source in the cloud will protect you from vendor lock-in. But open source certainly offers freedom and independence to developers.

Boosting science and engineering in the cloud

Boosting science and engineering in the cloud

Cloud computing was like rocket fuel for software developers, lifting dev teams to new heights of productivity and innovation. Scientists and engineers are the next in line.

The shifting market for PostgreSQL

The shifting market for PostgreSQL

Decades into what should have been PostgreSQL’s dotage, developers keep reimagining what it can be.

We need a new way to think about open source

We need a new way to think about open source

Open source companies and cloud providers are at war over who gets to profit from open source software. To help resolve that problem, we just might need new licensing.

Who gets credit for open source success?

Who gets credit for open source success?

Like so many winning projects, Weaveworks’ Cortex is the result of a long and winding chain of open source inspiration and innovation.

What happens when you open source everything?

What happens when you open source everything?

Many open source software companies embraced the open core model to increase revenues. Yugabyte found greater rewards leaving open core behind.

Red Hat’s crime against CentOS

Red Hat’s crime against CentOS

In the beginning, no one expected to get Red Hat Enterprise Linux for free. The end of CentOS as a free drop-in replacement is no cause for outrage.

Open source your way to an MBA

Open source your way to an MBA

Didn’t have time or inclination to get your Harvard MBA? Just start an open source project instead.

The Open Source Security Foundation was a long time coming

The Open Source Security Foundation was a long time coming

The open source process by which we find and fix bugs is also the right way to tackle software security. The OpenSSF offers us a chance to coordinate our efforts.

Figuring out programming for the cloud

Figuring out programming for the cloud

A new model of declarative programming languages has emerged for building infrastructure as code, promising more simplicity and safety than imperative languages.

Stargate: A new way to think about databases

Stargate: A new way to think about databases

An open source API framework for data, Stargate promises to allow developers to work with back-end data in any shape they want

Why open source needs more cloud

Why open source needs more cloud

There isn’t one model for doing open source right, but generally the path to success will involve growing the overall market—even at the expense of control

Are you sure you want to open source that project?

Are you sure you want to open source that project?

Take it from Lyft engineer and Envoy project lead Matt Klein. Unless you get more effort from outside than what you put in, open sourcing could be a mistake.

No, you don’t have to run like Google

No, you don’t have to run like Google

Just because Google, Amazon, or Facebook does it doesn’t mean you should. Here are four ‘best practices’ of the hyperscalers you have permission to ignore.

Hybrid cloud is where the action is

Hybrid cloud is where the action is

Enterprises should be more concerned with getting their hybrid cloud strategy right than worrying about multicloud.

The year of PostgreSQL is every year

The year of PostgreSQL is every year

Completely community-driven, with no centralized ownership, Postgres has been the elephant in the room for more than 30 years

Does Snowflake mean the end of open source?

Does Snowflake mean the end of open source?

The cloud-based enterprise data platform may mark the end of a decades-long run in the dominance of open source infrastructure

Kubernetes and cloud portability — it’s complicated

Kubernetes and cloud portability — it’s complicated

Kubernetes doesn’t offer the magical application portability you might expect, but something better

Linux is still the standard

Linux is still the standard

Linux not only paved the way for open source success, but has shaped how open source communities operate

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