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The IT Pro Podcast: Is this the beginning of the end for open source?

Michelle Angert
8th March 2023


“There are lots of open source software out there that might only have one or two maintainers working on them. And maybe one day they decide they don’t want to do it anymore, and they start a new project. But by this point, thousands of companies might be using it. So you get into a position where who’s maintaining this piece of software?”

“Because there’s been this history of animosity from corporations like Google, like Amazon, AWS, towards the open source ecosystem, maintainers are inherently a little bit untrustworthy of this involvement and the growing influence of curation.”

“As Amanda Brock put it, who is the CEO of OpenUK, for open source either the community wins in the next five years, or it loses, and everything collapses.”

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