Politik

Öppen Kod utvecklas och accepteras överallt i dagens samhälle

En gång för länge sen så var det kontroversiellt att använda öppen kod. Öppen Kod-rörelsens överlevnad t.om. hängde på en tråd och en dessutom en synnerligen tunn tråd

Men som Nadia Eghbal, Mikeal Rogers och Sonal Chokshi berättar på sin podd så har en ny generation omfamnat öppen kod som nu används överallt inom det globaliserade samhället.

a16z Podcast: The Changing Culture of Open Source

The culture of open source has changed across generations, from previous ones that had to fight for the brave new way — to the current “GitHub generation” that not only accepts open source, but expects it as the default. Which makes sense given that open source powers so much of the software world today… and by the way, that’s not just tech companies but hospitals and banks; it touches everyone.

Open source culture has also moved away from cults of personality and top-down models to drive the vision for open source projects, to decentralized individual contributor identities and more micro-sized projects within projects. So what does that mean for the governance of open source, whether it’s by institution or foundation, or a “healthy” or “popular” project? Should we invert, always invert to make sure open source code “lands” and is committed by default — as opposed to going through a cabal of gatekeepers first?

En mycket viktig och lovande utveckling.