The last several years has brought explosive growth to the realm of open source. Many new projects have started, and many have went on to become foundational components of running applications at scale. Cloud providers have focused on a strategy of embracing open source not only to help build value added services, but to also make it easy to use open source on their compute platforms. Open source companies have reacted by changing their software licenses in an attempt to cut out the Cloud providers.
So what does this mean for the future of open source? In this talk we’ll revisit some of the foundational tenets of open source, and compare these ideas to where open source has evolved. We’ll also talk about the pros and cons, and maybe unintended consequences, of Cloud based computing.