Penguin: Open Source Blockchain w/o Native Crypto

Yosemite X announces first open-source public blockchain without native cryptocurrency Yosemite X, a blockchain technology company, today announced the release of its open-source public blockchain that operates without a native cryptocurrency, giving developers and businesses the ability to build solutions and reduce costs, without the price volatility of crypto. This approach enables companies to reap …

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

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 …

Penguin: Assessing the economic impact and business models of open source

Assessing the economic impact and business models of open source If you combine IBM’s acquisition with Microsoft’s buyout of GitHub last year, at the very least you could say that the open source game is changing. These events communicate an increasing interest from the enterprise space in open source technologies as bankable prospects, with big …

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 …