Open Source Policy with Bruce Perens

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Open source plays a key role in today’s world of technology businesses. Today, the impact of open source seems obvious. From Kubernetes to distributed databases to cloud providers, so much of our software is powered by open source. But it was not always this way.

Bruce Perens was one of the earliest figures in the world of open source. He collaborated with Eric S. Raymond, the author of Cathedral and the Bazaar. He developed a differing belief set from Richard Stallman, who was another foundational advocate of open source. Bruce worked as an engineer at Pixar from 1987 to the year 2000.

Bruce joins the show to give a history of open source and his experience in the software industry.

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