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

GitOps puts the power of Git into Ops

GitOps puts the power of Git into Ops

GitOps might finally do for developers and operations teams what DevOps has long promised

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?

2 cloud and AI myths you shouldn’t believe

2 cloud and AI myths you shouldn’t believe

If you think the cloud will drive data centers to extinction and that AI projects are doomed to fail, think again

Customer-driven open source is the future of software

Customer-driven open source is the future of software

The best software is software that companies build to scratch their own itches and address their own day-to-day needs

How open source changed everything — again

How open source changed everything — again

The biggest open source innovations of the decade, from Git and Docker to data science and the cloud

Magical Magento figures out how to make and take

Magical Magento figures out how to make and take

Drawing half of contributed code from third parties, Magento seems to have cracked the code for open source success

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

NoSQL will dominate new stack spending

NoSQL will dominate new stack spending

Relational databases may keep old stack workloads, but Morgan Stanley research suggests NoSQL databases will own the next generation of apps

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

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