Open Source Ecosystem with Dirk Hohndel

Open source software is very new. Open source has existed for less than 30-40 years, depending on who you ask. The idea of open source was popularized by Linux, and open source software started to get heavily commercialized in the 1990s.

By the early 2000s, open source was used by nearly every large software company. In recent years, most of the new databases, web frameworks, user interface libraries, and other software primitives are being built in the open.

Dirk Hohndel is VP and chief open source officer at VMware, where he works on strategies around Linux, containers, Kubernetes, and other open source software. Dirk joins the show to talk about his long history with open source and the current state of the open source ecosystem.

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