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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.

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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.

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What’s new in Kubernetes 1.20

The latest release of the container orchestration system deprecates the Docker runtime in favor of its own runtime interface

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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.

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GitHub expects 100 million software developers by 2025

GitHub’s 2020 State of the Octoverse report indicates more developer activity and open source contributions coming from outside the United States.

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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.

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GitHub expands open source archive program into three key libraries

The Github Archive Program aims to preserve historically relevant pieces of open source software to allow future software developers to see how the community built and reviewed code.

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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

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

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Companies still can’t find enough open source skills

The pandemic has accelerated demand for IT professionals with open source skills, and organizations are searching far and wide or retraining staff to fill the gap.

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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.

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How Microsoft went from "Linux is a cancer." to "Microsoft Loves Linux."

It's been a long, strange trip but it's always driven by two motives: Making good products and money.

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What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.50

Microsoft updates Visual Studio Code monthly. Keep track of the latest new features and improvements in this changelog

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The best open source software of 2020

InfoWorld picks the year’s best open source software for software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning

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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

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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


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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Do developers really care about open source?

If all a developer really wants is an API that’s open and a cost model that works, then maybe cloud is the best answer

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