Publishing Open Source Code with William Morgan
In the late 1970s a printer at MIT kept jamming, resulting in regular pileups of print jobs in the printer’s queue. To solve this problem, some computer scientists wrote a software program that alerted every user in the backed up queue “The printer is jammed, please fix it.” When a man named Richard Stallmen was refused a copy of the program code, he resolved to create a publicly available operating system and the open source movement was born (opensource.com).
Over 50 years later, open source has become a coding philosophy practiced by millions of software engineers around the world. Why is open source so popular? What difference has it really made in software engineering, and what major projects are open source? In this episode we talk to William Morgan, CEO at Buoyant and creator of the open source service mesh Linkerd.
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