Red Hat CEO and Microsoft EVP On The Evolution Of Open Source And Business

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It is hard to understate the impact open-source has had on technology. The idea’s roots go back to the dawn of the internet boom 20 years ago, a time when nobody was getting fired for buying IBM. Open source was the new kid on the block: young, irreverent, and ready to shake up long-held convictions.

In the time since open source has gone on to power devices, infrastructure, consumer electronics, government services, and more: technology written, created, and shared by thousands around the world openly. According to Black Duck Software, an estimated 78% of companies are running open source. This is certainly evidenced by a casual wander around any one of the many technology conferences in the world: the mantra is consistent…open, open, open. Today the business of open is alive and well.

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