Open Source Computing

Week 2

More about elastic:

Here is Amazon's response: Note that Amazon is actually accusing Elastic of not being open source.

Here's the Wikipedia take:

We'll talk more in the next couple weeks about the rise of the "anti-Amazon", or "anti-cloud" licenses. Suffice it to say that AWS has changed things.

Also suffice it to say that open-sourcing your main product is a tricky decision. I am not making a recommendation one way or the other.

Developers spend most of their time figuring the system out

From They have a nice diagram. What most open-source contributors really do is "maintenance", and maintenance is hard. The Feenk blog suggests it represents two-thirds of the work.

Start with Overview at Unix.

Wednesday: Linux, GPL and family



Overall structure of git

merging text