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Commercializing Open-Source Products

Commercializing Open-Source Products

COSS Open Core SummitFebruary 16, 2021

Jasmine Jaksic talks about how to balance open-source value creation and revenue generation.

Life of a Silicon Valley Hipster

Life of a Silicon Valley Hipster

Self-publishedMay 3, 2020

This is a parody of all things Silicon Valley: an epic tale about Theo, a real (fictional) hipster, and the twists and turns of his “disruptive” startup. As it turns out, making the world a better place by becoming seemingly rich is more difficult than it seems.

Gender Roles: In Search of Open Source Software Diversity

Gender Roles: In Search of Open Source Software Diversity

KubeConDecember 13, 2018

Gender diversity in the open source software community was a topic of discussion at this week’s KubeCon, where panelists explored the problem and pointed to corporations as safe havens against bad behavior.

Istio, with Jasmine Jaksic and Dan Ciruli

Istio, with Jasmine Jaksic and Dan Ciruli

Kubernetes PodcastAugust 7, 2018

Istio has hit 1.0, and there’s no-one better to tell you about it than Jasmine Jaksic and Dan Ciruli from Google Cloud. Adam and Craig bring you this, as well as the news from the ecosystem.

Istio and the Future of Service Meshes

Istio and the Future of Service Meshes

InfoQJune 19, 2018

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Istio popularized the concept of a “service mesh”. Before we get into the details on Istio, let’s briefly dive into what a service mesh is and why it’s relevant. We all know the inherent challenges associated with monolithic applications, and the obvious solution is to decompose them into microservices. While this simplifies individual services, connecting, monitoring and securing hundreds or even thousands of microservices is not simple. Until recently, the solution was to string them together using custom scripts, libraries and dedicated engineers tasked with managing these distributed systems. This reduces velocity on many fronts and increases maintenance costs. This is where a service mesh comes in.

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