Matt Asay

Matt Asay is Head of Developer Ecosystem at Adobe at Adobe. With more than a decade in open source, Asay has served as VP of community at MongoDB; VP of business development at mobile HTML5 startup Strobe (now part of Facebook); chief operating officer at Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux company; GM, Americas and VP of business development at Alfresco; and part of the team that helped put Novell on its open source track. Asay is an emeritus board member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and earned his juris doctorate at Stanford, where he focused on open source and other IP licensing issues, and his MA from the University of Kent at Canterbury and his BA from Brigham Young University. Asay was one of InfoWorld's first bloggers.

How to do open source right: LinkedIn shows the way

How to do open source right: LinkedIn shows the way

LinkedIn is a model for producing open source code that really matters to a community—and highlights why developers would want to work for you

Serverless computing may kill Google Cloud Platform

Serverless computing may kill Google Cloud Platform

Unless Google can get its serverless act together, it may end up winning the container battle but losing the cloud war

If AWS is serious about Kubernetes, here’s what it must do

If AWS is serious about Kubernetes, here’s what it must do

Amazon’s new membership in the CNCF isn’t matched by actual code contributions to the Google-driven container project. That could ultimately hurt AWS

All your streaming data are belong to Kafka

All your streaming data are belong to Kafka

Apache Kafka continues its ascent as attention shifts from lumbering Hadoop and data lakes to real-time streams

JavaScript for squares: The incredible rise of TypeScript

JavaScript for squares: The incredible rise of TypeScript

The web needed a freewheeling programming language like JavaScript, but now it’s time to set some rules

Amazon Alexa is so smart it's stupid

Amazon Alexa is so smart it's stupid

Amazon's intelligent personal assistant has amassed more than 15,000 skills. If only we could find them

Kubernetes's days may be numbered as open source changes

Kubernetes's days may be numbered as open source changes

What happens if Google finds more efficient ways to drive paying customers to the Google Cloud Platform and other services?

Apple’s Core ML: The pros and cons

Apple’s Core ML: The pros and cons

Apple’s impressive iOS machine learning technology teeters between its limits and its ease of adoption by developers

Leave AWS? Not for easier cloud discounts

Leave AWS? Not for easier cloud discounts

If Amazon's competitors think they can win customers with better pricing, they should think again

Does Microsoft's Cosmos DB promise too much?

Does Microsoft's Cosmos DB promise too much?

Microsoft says its new Azure cloud database is all types of databases in one. Here's why that might be a problem

NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

You'd think the advent of 'webscale' NoSQL databases would have consigned MySQL to history. But you'd be very wrong

Cloud portability? Keep dreaming

Cloud portability? Keep dreaming

It's the age-old problem in cloud form: Platforms compete by offering unique services, but as soon as you use them, you're locked in

20 years of AWS: Time flies when you're winning

20 years of AWS: Time flies when you're winning

To call Jeff Bezos devoted to a core set of principles is an understatement. What's drove AWS's launch in 1997 also drives its success today

Google, Facebook go back to the future for a better mobile web

Google, Facebook go back to the future for a better mobile web

Thanks to Google and Facebook, developers now need to design explicitly for the mobile experience, exactly like in the early days of mobile

Ansible's rise is fueling Red Hat's reinvention

Ansible's rise is fueling Red Hat's reinvention

A company built on helping customers digest complex software is finally learning the power of ease of use

SAS, Canonical turn silly over open source

SAS, Canonical turn silly over open source

One vendor incites fear of open source software, the other continues to oversell it. Neither is correct

Why Splunk keeps beating open source competitors

Why Splunk keeps beating open source competitors

Arguably the first widely used big data tool, Splunk provides the kind of end-to-end user experience open source solutions lack

Artificially inflated: It’s time to call BS on AI

Artificially inflated: It’s time to call BS on AI

We may have hit peak ludicrous mode for AI, flailing in a tsunami of AI-washing

Unlike big data, IoT may live up to the hype

Unlike big data, IoT may live up to the hype

While its 'savior of the global economy' status may be overblown, IoT is further along at this point in its lifecycle than big data ever was

Hadoop finds a happier home in the cloud

Hadoop finds a happier home in the cloud

All the excitement about big data and the Hadoop ecosystem -- yet so few enterprise initiatives panned out. Lifting the ecosystem to the cloud changes everything

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