The Past, Present, and Future of Open Source

Nadia Eghbal joins us as the host of today’s show to discuss the past, present, and future of open-source software. This monologue was adapted from Nadia’s article, We’re in a brave, new post open source world.

In this episode, Nadia describes the origins of open-source in the Free software movement, its rise to popularity, and today’s golden era where mainstream and popular technologies like React, Spark and Docker are all open source projects.

Yet there are several serious issues that threaten the foundation upon which the current open-source renaissance is happening. Nadia discusses what these are, and how to resolve these issues so that we can continue to have a vibrant ecosystem for developers.

Thank you to Nadia Eghbal for coming on the show and for standing up for open source software.

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