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Tuesday, February 14 • 11:20am - 11:50am
Balancing Openness and Control in Commecial Open Source Endeavors: Lessons Learned in the Kubernetes Ecosystem - Craig McLuckie, Heptio & Sarah Novotny, Google

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An obvious tension that exists in commercial open source endeavors between the need for control and the need to build and sustain an open ecosystem. During this session we will look at it as a multi-variable optimization problem and talk about the decisions that can be made to balance the well being of the commercial OSS sponsor, with the health and well being of the general community. We will look through some of the decisions made during the early days of the Kubernetes project, talk about the issue at hand that drove those decisions and relate the outcomes of those decisions in terms of community health and vitality. Craig will also spend a few minutes talking in general about the philosophy of commercializing open source technology.

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Craig McLuckie

CEO, Heptio
Craig McLuckie is the CEO of Heptio. Previously he worked at Google where co-founded the Kubernetes project, bootstrapped the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and launched Google Compute Engine.
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Sarah Novotny

Head of Open Source Strategy for GCP, Google
Sarah Novotny leads an Open Source Strategy group for Google Cloud Platform. She has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as Kubernetes, NGINX and MySQL and ran large scale technology infrastructures before web-scale had a name. Novotny currently sits on... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am PST
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