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Supply Chain Case Study: Canonical and Ubuntu

I love talking about supply chain management in an open source software context, especially as it applies to managing collaborative processes between upstream projects and their downstream products. In the article linked above, I called out a couple of examples of supply chain management: an enterprise OpenStack distribution and a container management product utilizing Kubernetes… Continue reading Supply Chain Case Study: Canonical and Ubuntu

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An Open Letter to Docker About Moby

Congratulations, Docker. You've taken the advice of many and gone down the path of Fedora / RHEL. Welcome to the world of upstream/downstream product management, with community participation a core component of supply chain management. You've also unleashed a clever governance hack that cements your container technology as the property of Docker, rather than let… Continue reading An Open Letter to Docker About Moby

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Why Project Moby is a Brilliant Move by Docker

On Tuesday, Solomon Hykes, Docker's CTO and co-founder, unleashed the Moby Project on the world. I'll admit I didn't fully grasp its significance at first. This might have something to do with being on vacation in Cape Cod and not being at DockerCon, but I digress. It wasn't until I read this Twitter thread from… Continue reading Why Project Moby is a Brilliant Move by Docker

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Managing Your Supply Chain

Depending on open source software introduces some challenges for those looking to create products or services derived from upstream open source components. There's a lot to consider regarding risk management, engineering efficiency, and how to influence the nebulous upstream open source world - and why you should. Original content was published at Open Source… Continue reading Managing Your Supply Chain