Rethinking Open Source in the Age of Cloud
2020-02-03, 12:55–13:00, D Aud

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.

Michael Ducy currently works as Director of Community & Evangelism for Sysdig where he is responsible for growing adoption of Sysdig’s open source solutions. Previously, Michael worked at Chef where we held a variety of roles helping customers and community members leverage Chef’s open source and paid solutions, as well as implement the ideas and practices of DevOps. Michael has also worked in a variety of roles in his career including Cloud Architecture, Systems Engineering, and Performance Engineering. Michael holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and an MBA from The Ohio State University

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