Open Source at AWS

Open Source in the Enterprise

Free and open source software is everywhere, frequently taking over entire fields of computing. Consider how Linux, Hadoop, Docker, Kubernetes, and TensorFlow have changed the way companies produce software. Or why corporate giants such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft continue to be major contributors, even instigators, to many open source projects.
With this practical book, you’ll explore not only ways to use open source software in the enterprise, but also how to contribute code and expertise to the communities that cultivate and maintain it. Authors Andy Oram and Zaheda Bhorat then guide you through the process of launching an open source software project of your own. You’ll discover why organizations of every size and in every field need to include free and open source software in their strategies.
  • Understand why many companies are turning to open source
  • Learn how open source thrives on the power of community and shared practices
  • Unmask several myths, including “open source software is low quality or less secure”
  • Examine the processes you need to adopt to successfully use open source code
  • Participate in an open source project’s community
  • Learn several ways to contribute code and funding to existing open source projects through code, funding, governance and community-building
  • Explore the steps you can take to launch your own open source project
  • Connect to a comprehensive set of resources developed by members of the open source community to further shape your open source journey


About the Author - Zaheda Bhorat

Zaheda Bhorat is part of the Open Source team at AWS. She has been instrumental in growing the AWS Open Source team and contributions. A computer scientist, Zaheda has held many open source and technology leadership roles for over twenty years. She was one of the co-creators of Google's Open Source Program Office and several successful programs including Summer of Code. She also brings a deep understanding in open standards from her work as head of open standards at Google, and as senior technology advisor for Government Digital Services, UK Cabinet Office. Here she drove policy for the adoption of open document formats. At Sun Microsystems, she led the project and the global community responsible for the success of and At Apple, she managed the EMEA and APAC online service teams. She serves on the UK Government Open Standards Board, and the Mifos Initiative board, where she combines her passion for technology, open source and social good. You can find her on Twitter @zahedab.

About the Author - Andy Oram

Andy Oram is an editor at O’Reilly Media, a highly respected book publisher and technology information provider. His work for O’Reilly includes the influential 2001 title Peer-to-Peer, the ground-breaking 2005 book Running Linux, and the 2007 bestseller Beautiful Code.

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