Why & When Open Source Projects Should Scale | Dirk & Swap [E3]


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¬Most open-source projects start as private ‘scratch your own itch’ whether it’s by an individual or at a company. However, as soon as a project is made public and starts attracting both users and contributors it hits the problem of scale. Scaling an open-source project is a bit different from scaling a product. The real scalability challenges an open-source project face doesn’t really come with the growing user-base, it comes with the growing contributor base. In the 3rd episode of this show, Dirk Hohndel, VP, and Chief Open Source Officer at VMware and I discussed the scalability challenge of open source. It's a 30 minutes long conversation that I thoroughly enjoyed. I hope you will enjoy it too…

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