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Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern

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What is "new" in commercial open source?

What are the trends in commercial open source right now that did not exist in the past? I feel like so much of what I think about is an old idea even if I'm discovering it anew, but what is genuinely new in the space?

If this is hard to answer with certainty, I'm definitely open to brainstorming 😄

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Hi Ben! I'm far from an expert so I'd add my 2 cents for brainstorming! The newest, disruptive (and detrimental) trend I think is the exploitation of open-source projects and companies by cloud providers that make things a lot more hard than "before". For people trying to succeed in this field, it raises the bar for overall knowledge to getting started because you need to know everything.