Matt Asay

Contributor

Matt Asay is a Principal at Amazon Web Services. Formerly, Asay was Head of Developer Ecosystem for Adobe. Prior to Adobe, Asay held a range of roles at open source companies: VP of business development, marketing, and community at MongoDB; VP of business development at real-time analytics company Nodeable (acquired by Appcelerator); VP of business development and interim CEO at mobile HTML5 start-up Strobe (acquired by Facebook); COO at Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux company; and head of the Americas at Alfresco, a content management startup. Asay is an emeritus board member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and holds a J.D. from Stanford, where he focused on open source and other IP licensing issues.

Cassandra and DataStax: Reunited, and it feels so good

WTH? OSS knows how to WFH IRL

WTH? OSS knows how to WFH IRL

If distributed teams could build something as great as Linux, then perhaps working from home could work for you

Open source companies are thriving in the cloud

Open source companies are thriving in the cloud

It turns out open source didn’t need a different license or business model, but to get smarter about cloud computing

Open source should learn from Linux, not MySQL

Open source should learn from Linux, not MySQL

When a single vendor owns an open source project, expect the community to look for alternatives

Do you really need Kubernetes?

Do you really need Kubernetes?

Is Kubernetes the perfect defense against cloud lock-in, or a needlessly complex solution to a problem nobody has?

Interested in machine learning? Better learn PyTorch

Interested in machine learning? Better learn PyTorch

Don’t look now, but easy, straightforward PyTorch has become the hottest product in data science

Making open source JavaScript pay

Making open source JavaScript pay

Money isn’t everything to the success of the most popular JavaScript frameworks. Or is it?

The real number of open source developers

The real number of open source developers

Are there really more than 40 million software developers on GitHub? Not even close

Why the Rust language is on the rise

Why the Rust language is on the rise

Rust may not be easy to learn, but developers love the speed, the tools, the ‘guard rails,‘ and the community

Move aside, RDBMS, NoSQL owns the future

Move aside, RDBMS, NoSQL owns the future

Relational databases may keep ‘old stack’ workloads, but research suggests NoSQL databases will dominate ‘new stack’ spending

Should open source licenses fight evil?

Should open source licenses fight evil?

New open source licenses attempt to legislate what we can and cannot do with software. Problem is, that’s not open

Is Java the next COBOL?

Is Java the next COBOL?

60 years later, billions of lines of COBOL live on. Could Java, SQL, or Python last as long?

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