DOP 264: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Open Source

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Show Notes

#264: In recent years, the very definition of open source has been subject to scrutiny and reinterpretation. Where once open source projects were largely managed and maintained by individuals or small groups for passion or as a hobby, today, they are at the forefront of business, technology, and innovation. The world’s dependence on open-source software is undeniable. From infrastructure to development frameworks, open source underpins much of the digital world.

In this episode, Darin and Viktor reflect on how the adoption and demand for open-source software have evolved. This evolution demands a proportional change in the amount of effort that goes into these projects. No longer are they just ‘Saturday afternoon fun.’ They have become critical to business and societal functions. This shift raises a pivotal question. How do we, as a community, sustain and support the growth and maintenance of these projects.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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