AWS Open Source Blog

Category: Thought Leadership

Open source tools are scaling and expanding access to education

In recent months, open source technologies have helped universities and colleges around the world scale remote learning at an unprecedented rate. As educators sought online resources and collaboration tools, open source technologies provided a unique opportunity to scale their education in a fast and cost-effective way without compromising flexibility or quality. Additionally, these tools provided […]

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How to become a Redis maintainer one contribution at a time

Madelyn Olson may not be the most well-known of open source developers, but chances are you’ve benefited from her work. Olson is a new maintainer for and a longtime contributor to Redis, one of the world’s most popular databases and regularly touted by developers as the most loved. You’ve used Redis when on Twitter, GitHub, […]

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Open source builders: Lessons learned

Part 1—Open source builders: Getting started Part 2—Open source builders: Lessons learned This two-part article series is based on recent interviews with Alex Casalboni, Senior Technical Advocate at AWS, about his project AWS Lambda Power Tuning; Olaf Conijn, Principal Architect at Moneyou, about his project that is helping users more effectively build infrastructure; and Liz […]

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Open source builders: Getting started

Part 1—Open source builders: Getting started Part 2—Open source builders: Lessons learned Inspired by Matt Asay’s recent Open Source Builders series on The New Stack, I sat down and talked with three open source developers, project maintainers, and community contributors. I wanted to know why they joined or created their first open source projects, what […]

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Why Jenkins still continuously serves developers

For an estimated 15 million developers, Jenkins is synonymous with countless iterations of collectible stickers of the iconic, non-assuming butler that have adorned their laptops all over the world. The butler is representative of the ubiquitous open source continuous integration (CI) technology that has quietly automated an endless set of development tasks for well over […]

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The Instaclustr sign of open source success

In a 2001 interview, Brian Behlendorf, then president of the Apache Software Foundation, was asked to identify the most foundational right in open source—the thing that, if removed, makes open source not open source. His response? “The right to fork.” Of course Behlendorf wasn’t riffing on flatware, but rather “the right for a user or […]

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