Berto Jongman: dWeb (Decentralized Web) by Mark Nadal

Cloud, Software
Berto Jongman

These technologists think the internet is broken. So they’re building another one.

Mark Nadal is one of a growing number of technologists trying to right what they see as the wrongs of the internet by building a new one around decentralization.

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Penguin: Cloudera Doubles Down, Giving Away All Its Software

Cloud, Software

Cloudera Bucks an Industry Trend, Doubles Down on Open Source

Hadoop wrangler Cloudera has bucked a trend to tighten control of open source code by protecting it under ever more restrictive licences, today announcing plans to go all-in on AGPL and Apache 2.0 licences, make closed licence components of its products open source, and double-down on its Apache Software Foundation (ASF) activity.

The commitment by the US-based enterprise data specialist will extend to its forthcoming Cloudera Data Platform (CDP); the company’s much-awaited joint product with Hortonworks following last year’s $5.2 billion merger (which closed in January this year). Cloudera hopes to emulate Red Hat’s support-based commercial success it said.

Penguin: Amazon Abusing / Monetizing Open Source Cloud without Contribution — It Is Called “Strip Mining”

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Open source cloud databases battle software ‘strip mining’

Cloud giants like AWS have adopted open source databases, causing Confluent, MongoDB and others to guard their assets the best way they know how: licensing.

“There is a new and unique dynamic with public cloud providers, particularly AWS, who take open source software and sell it as a service, often without contributing much of anything back to the community. There is even a name given to this: strip mining.”