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Wednesday, March 7 • 12:20pm - 12:50pm
$70B+ Open Source Software Paradox - Joseph Jacks, Aljabr & Varun Talwar, Google

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Over the past decade, open source software has become a mainstream transition in enterprise IT and the technology industry at large. However, confusion abounds when it comes to quantifying and appreciating the value captured by the vendor ecosystem and associated common patterns which have emerged given the past 10 years of data and history.

In this talk, we briefly explore the history of OSS commercialization and investigate data points supporting the following dynamics across a data set that covers ~30 businesses generating $100M+ in revenue thanks to OSS:

-VC dollars invested overall
-IPO market for large OSS companies
-Employed workers focusing exclusively on building OSS projects/products
-License model patterns
-Cloud providers like Google use OSS to influence developers and IT, making it pivotal to adoption and business strategies

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Joseph Jacks

Co-founder, Stealth Startup
Joseph was the founder and original organizer of KubeCon, until donation to the Linux Foundation/CNCF in mid-2016. He also co-founded Kismatic (the first enterprise-focused Kubernetes tools and service/support company), subsequently acquired by Apprenda in 2016. Previous to working... Read More →

Varun Talwar

Product Manager, Google
Varun is the founding product manager for gRPC and Istio at Google Cloud.

Wednesday March 7, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm PST
Kenwood 2