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Podcast Episode 73 – Open Source, Closed Minds – A Discussion on Open Core and Open Source Monetization with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle) of @RackN

Episode 73 – Open Source, Closed Minds – A Discussion on Open Core and Open Source Monetization with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle) of @RackN PODCAST LINK: http://podcast.discoposse.com/e/ep-73-open-source-closed-minds-a-discussion-on-open-core-and-open-source-monetization-with-rob-hirschfeld-zehicle-of-rackn/ LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE: As more open source projects become commercially driven (rightly so) there is a challenge among open source community folks as to when it is right to use open core, …

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Microsoft, GitHub, and the Power of Corporate Support of Open Source

Let me start by saying that I’m a massive advocate, contributor, and supporter of many open source communities, while also working in my role for a technology vendor who provides a commercial product that also supports many open source platforms.  The reason that matters is that I’m not saying this without an understanding of the inner workings of both the …

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Running PowerShell Core using Docker

More and more of the Microsoft ecosystem is making its way into open source platforms. One of the very interesting products coming from the Microsoft camp lately is the PowerShell Core platform which is now ported to run on multiple underlying operating system environments. I covered the process to install the Mac OSX version which is very cool, but let’s …

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Is Open Source a True Technical Requirement?

What does it really mean to have “must be open source” as a requirement? It’s actually both a requirement and a constraint if you think about it. More than that, is it really a true “requirement”? Let me lead with the fact that I advocate strongly for the use of open source platforms for a number of reasons. This is …