Penguin: Monetizing Open Source

Open source has a problem with monetization, not AWS Open sourcerors keep wrongly trying to blame AWS for their inability to effectively monetize open source software. We have come a long, long way since open source really started to take off in the 2000s. Except, sadly, in how we monetize open source—that model is stuck …

Penguin: Open Source Software Crossroads

Open Source Software At A Crossroads Over the years we’ve seen different approaches to monetizing open source, and we have examples of them all in the past year’s exits: Sell support and services (Heptio acquired by VMware VMW -1.98%) Sell managed open source ( MongoDB as-a-service) Have an open source core, sell the bits around …

Penguin: China Baidu Makes Open Source Cloud Play

Baidu Cloud launches its open-source edge computing platform “Edge computing is a critical component of Baidu’s ABC (AI, Big Data and Cloud Computing) strategy,” says Baidu VP and GM of Baidu Cloud Watson Yin. “By moving the compute closer to the source of the data, it greatly reduces the latency, lowers the bandwidth usage and …

Event(s): Arno Reuser Open Source Intelligence Training

The OSINT Pathfinder programme aims to share with delegates a systematic, planned and structured methodology to do in-depth research in open source information to produce actionable intelligence to assist decision makers in the decision making process. At the end of the training, delegates will have a full set of new capabilities, techniques and tools to …

Penguin: $25M for New Open Source Software Model

Open source monetization startup Tidelift raises $25m series B The idea is that companies are willing to pay for open source when they can receive guarantees around issues like critical vulnerabilities and long-term support. In addition, Tidelift handles the mundane tasks of setting up open source for commercialization such as handling licensing issues. Read full …

Robert Steele with Rob Kall: What Would an Open Source Secretary of Defense Look Like?

What Would an Open Source Secretary of Defense Look Like? by Rob Kall OpEdNews 25 December 2018 Interview with Robert David Steele Shortly after James Mattis resigned as Secretary of Defense, I noticed a post from Robert David Steele, whom I have interviewed in the past (Transcript 1, Transcript 2), who is himself a former …

Penguin: The Future of Open Source

The Future of Open Source Open source is a key enabler for all technological areas we encounter now and in the future.  The one open source tool that every cloud vendor unanimously relies on today is Kubernetes, which coincidentally, is making multi-cloud adoption easier. Stephan Fabel is Director of Product Management at Canonical – the …

Stephen E. Arnold: Amazon Global TakeOver Removing Open Source Plums from the Marketplace

Amazon: Global Takeover to Leverage the Cloud From bookstores to grocery stores to even video stores, we have gotten used to the idea that Amazon is impossible to stop once it begins in a new market. However, some folks re worried about a market that Amazon has been involved with for a while. We learned …

Penguin: Open Source Cloud Tooling HashiCorp $100M

Open-source cloud tooling maker HashiCorp bags $100M round at $1.9B valuation HashiCorp Inc., a startup that makes open-source tools for managing cloud environments and applications, today announced that it has reeled in a $100 million late-stage funding round led by IVP. The valuation is a reflection of the rapid user growth that the startup is …

Penguin: Open Source Model for Education (Robert Steele: Education, Intelligence, & Research Need to be Managed Togerther

Open Source as a Model for Global Education Matthew Rascoff & Noah Pinkus Both competition and transfer are equally insufficient as frameworks for the global education strategy we need for our complex, interconnected world. This autumn, 268 undergraduate students from 27 nations on six continents are pioneering a new “open-source” model as they begin their …