There's been a long-running debate over open source and security, and it goes something like this: Pro: Open source is awesome! Given enough eyes, all bugs are shallow. This is why open source software is inherently more secure. Con: Hackers can see the code! They'll look at the source code and find ways to exploit… Continue reading Is Open Source More Risky?
This is a webinar I did for the Linux Foundation earlier this month. If you missed it, you can catch it on demand! Linux Foundation webinar link: Open Source Entrepreneurship - How to Build a Business on Open Source
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
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 not 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
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
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
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