Dirk Riehle's Industry and Research Publications

Category: 1.2 Open Source (Industry)

  • Should open source projects denounce users who aren’t donating money?

    Should open source projects denounce users who aren’t donating money?

    Right now, the top blog post on the OpenCV website (an open source library for computer vision and machine learning) is about how Snap Inc. uses OpenCV in its products (and presumably makes a lot of money partly thanks to it) but does not donate at all to the project. The blog post promises to…

  • Will open source fix the public cloud vendor lock-in?

    Will open source fix the public cloud vendor lock-in?

    Over on Twi… what-shall-not-be-named, Kelsey Hightower argued that companies want on-premise back and that this is happening by on-premise product vendors copying cloud APIs in their products: It might just turn out that the cloud was the best way to research and design better ways of managing our systems, and thanks to the open source…

  • Let’s celebrate relicensing from an open source to a proprietary license

    Let’s celebrate relicensing from an open source to a proprietary license

    tl;dr Commercial open source firms are beneficial to society, even if they eventually license away from open source, because they are exploring a search space for useful open-source software that is otherwise hard to get to. Commercial open source firms that license away from open source licenses to non-compete licenses don’t get a lot of…