While open source software is free and infinitely reproducible, open source maintainers are precious and scarce.
Stories by Matt Asay
MongoDB co-founder and former CTO Eliot Horowitz reflects on the creation of MongoDB and his 13 years with the company.
For kube-state-metrics maintainer and Red Hat employee Lili Cosic, what Red Hat wants from the project is beside the point.
Kubernetes solves only half the problem of modernising applications. The next stage will be filling the gap between Kubernetes and applications.
Google’s new foundation provides trademark protection to open source projects, starting with Istio, Angular, and Gerrit. Not everyone is pleased.
As Redis lead Salvatore Sanfilippo proves, developers need a way to progress in their careers without leaving the code they love.
We have hundreds of different databases to choose from for storing our data — and we need more.
Across the industry, tech vendors are mostly eschewing earnings guidance, given the uncertainty caused by Covid-19.
With GraphQL, you get to build whatever API you like and let the client determine what data it wants to access.
For the creators of Drupal, Curl, and Fio, their projects didn’t seem like work. There might be a lesson for the rest of us.
Many important projects are maintained by volunteer developers who may now have more pressing needs than volunteering.
With all the talk about open source sustainability, it’s easy to focus on “hard currency” contributions to a project.
Not every open source project lead agrees with Rich Felker, founder of the Musl project.
Just as the Unix philosophy provided a blueprint for open source, open source practices and design principles provided a model for the cloud.
Companies recognised the need to improve development workflow years ago. With developers forced to work remotely, they’re finally moving.