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  • Lighting Out for the Territories
    Months ago when scheduling my annual block of August vacation time, I made the curious decision to split up my three weeks with a work week in the middle. There was some rationale for this, I’m fairly sure, but I can no longer remember what it was and frankly ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2019-08-16
  • The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: June 2019
    This iteration of the RedMonk Programming Language Rankings is brought to you by YLD. YLD is behind many of the products and services you use every day. We create cutting edge technology and design capabilities that last beyond us. We’re experts in open source tech such as node.js, react.js, React ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2019-07-18
  • Cockroach and the Source Available Future
    Earlier this month, the database company Cockroach Labs relicensed its flagship database product. This is notable for two reasons. Most obviously, the company is following in the footsteps of several of its commercial open source database peers such as Confluent, Elastic, MongoDB, Redis Labs and TimescaleDB that have felt ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2019-06-21
  • DataStax and the Modern Commercial Open Source Business
    One month ago, Google announced a set of partnerships with seven commercial open source providers. Among those announced was DataStax, which held its annual conference this year and, for the first time, an analyst day. While DataStax and the open source project it is based on, Cassandra, are differentiated ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2019-05-23
  • The OpenStack Opportunity
    A year ago this month, it was abundantly clear that both the OpenStack project and the foundation created around it were at a crossroads. After years of a “Big Tent” strategy that left the project with members trying to take the project in different directions and reinventing various wheels, ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2019-05-09
  • What’s Next for Google?
    One of the inherent tensions of product marketing is that of push versus pull. On the one hand, product companies tend to want to push their news on the market. On the other, markets have their own interests, and want to pull news related to that from product companies. At ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2019-04-12
  • Chef’s Different Recipe
    Over the course of the past three plus years, the market has seen a growing number of commercial open source organizations – with encouragement from some investorsdrifting away from traditional open source licensing and norms. While there have been significant differences in the precise mechanics of their ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2019-04-02
  • The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2019
    This iteration of the RedMonk Programming Language Rankings is brought to you by IBM. From Java to Node.js, IBM remains at the forefront of open source innovation. Try our code patterns to help build the future of open source. With the second quarter looming, it’s time for us ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2019-03-20
  • The Cloud and Open Source Powder Keg
    Europe today is a powder keg and the leaders are like men smoking in an arsenal. A single spark will set off an explosion that will consume us all. I cannot tell you when that explosion will occur, but I can tell you where. Some damned foolish thing in ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2019-03-15
  • The Cloud and Open Source Powder Keg
    Europe today is a powder keg and the leaders are like men smoking in an arsenal. A single spark will set off an explosion that will consume us all. I cannot tell you when that explosion will occur, but I can tell you where. Some damned foolish thing in ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2019-03-15
  • What Does Open Source Mean in the Era of Cloud APIs?
    One of the most interesting and unsurprising characteristics of conversations with organizations that have adopted one of the emerging hybrid or “non-compete” style of licenses is that they are universally insistent on being differentiated from one another. Which is understandable on the one hand, given that there are major ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2019-01-25
  • What Does Open Source Mean in the Era of Cloud APIs?
    One of the most interesting and unsurprising characteristics of conversations with organizations that have adopted one of the emerging hybrid or “non-compete” style of licenses is that they are universally insistent on being differentiated from one another. Which is understandable on the one hand, given that there are major ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2019-01-25
  • The Cyclical Theory of Open Source
    In an attempt to explain the periodic fluctuations in American history, the historian Arthur Schlesinger – the Schlesinger the Harvard library is named after, not his son Arthur Schlesinger Jr that worked in Kennedy’s administration – posited that history runs in cycles. Specifically, his cyclical theory argued that American ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-12-21
  • The Cyclical Theory of Open Source
    In an attempt to explain the periodic fluctuations in American history, the historian Arthur Schlesinger – the Schlesinger the Harvard library is named after, not his son Arthur Schlesinger Jr that worked in Kennedy’s administration – posited that history runs in cycles. Specifically, his cyclical theory argued that American ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-12-21
  • Three Things to Take Away From re:Invent 2018
    To properly digest and summarize Amazon’s annual re:Invent show would take months and a novel’s wordcount, which is impractical not least because said summary would be rendered obsolete long before it was published. Instead of attempting to document every last facet of the sprawling event, then, it’s useful to ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-12-12

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