Penguin: Open Source a tool, not a business model?

The benefits of open source and community – the view from the trenches Open source is not a business model; it’s a tool. If you are a software company providing a specific set of features, then you don’t want to open source your code, says Sommerseth. But if your company can provide services around what you …

Penguin: 6 Open Source Android Alternative Operating Systems For Mobiles

6 Open Source Android Alternative Operating Systems For Mobiles In the wake of the ongoing US-Huawei-Google tussle, many Android enthusiasts are wondering about the different alternative phone operating systems that are out there. We have Apple’s iOS at our disposal, but the cost of owning an iPhone makes it an impossible choice for many. This …

Penguin: Adobe Makes Open Source A Priority — This Will Not Save Them

How and Why Adobe is Making Open Source A Strategic Priority In October 2018, Adobe ranked as the 16th largest corporate open source contributor (per Github data), moving up the list from our 32ndranking in 2017. One of the reasons for this growth came from the acquisition of Magento in June 2018 and its open …

Penguin: Why open source is government’s ready-made pilot project

Why open source is government’s ready-made pilot project Phi Beta Iota: Worth a full read.  The author works for Elastic which is being screwed by Amazon (just as Amazon screwed Netflix and will eventually screw every IT vendor to the USG). USG lacks an Open Source Agency that could nurture the opens while keeping the …

Penguin: The Open Source Approach to Accelerating Digital Transformation [PBI: Still Retarded]

The Open Source Approach to Accelerating Digital Transformation According to “Connecting Capabilities: the Asian Digital Transformation Index”, a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit, digital transformation continues to be a high priority for business leaders, as efforts in that space can lead to improved innovation, streamlined processes, cost savings, and the creation of new offerings …

Penguin: Real vs Fake Open Source

The battle between real open source vs. faux open source heats up With all this pushback, why is Redis taking this approach? It’s largely because AWS ElastiCache provides Redis services without Redis getting paid for it. Redis is combating this by placing new code modules under Common Clause. As Salil Deshpand, a venture capitalist with …