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Kite Demonstrates Continuing Toxicity of Silicon Valley

One of the most frustrating parts of being in open source circles is battling the conventional wisdom in the Valley that open source is just another way to do marketing. It's complicated by the fact that being a strong open source participant can greatly aid marketing efforts, so it's not as if marketing activities are… Continue reading Kite Demonstrates Continuing Toxicity of Silicon Valley

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IoT Security: a Distributed Product Failure for the Ages

A Curious Case of Internet of Things Last year millions of IoT (Internet of Things) devices were compromised and turned into zombies to launch massive DDoS attacks that brought down a huge chunk of the Internet. Those were ┬ánot isolated cases; every week there is a new breach, a new security failure that poses a… Continue reading IoT Security: a Distributed Product Failure for the Ages

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Product Development in the Age of Cloud Native

In defense of the community distribution Ever since the mass adoption of Agile development techniques and devops philosophies that attempt to eradication organizational silos, there's been a welcome discussion on how to optimize development for continuous delivery on a massive scale. Some of the better known adages that have taken root as a result of… Continue reading Product Development in the Age of Cloud Native

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Open Source Product Management Talk – Slides and Video

Product Management in Open Source can be an overlooked topic. Asking questions to define what open source really is, its overall value to a product and what options there are when attempting to scale a project can enable a product to grow with minimal pains. This presentation is an overview on the topic and its… Continue reading Open Source Product Management Talk – Slides and Video

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Dear CIO Mag: 2005 called, wants its article back

I can't believe that journalists still, despite a wealth of resources at their fingertips, continue to get the story completely wrong about building a business on open source software. I've never met Paul Rubens, but he should never be allowed to write on the subject again. Witness his article "How to Make Money From Open… Continue reading Dear CIO Mag: 2005 called, wants its article back

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How to Make Money with Open Source Platforms

I wrote this 4-part series at linux.com in mid-2015 about creating products based on open source platforms, and how to provide value to a paying customer. The response was great! Read for yourself below: Part One - Open Source Platform Basics Part Two - Open Core vs. Hybrid Products Part Three - Creating a Product… Continue reading How to Make Money with Open Source Platforms