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Contributing to Open Source - what's in it for my business?

Liz Rice
October 05, 2021

Contributing to Open Source - what's in it for my business?

Contributing to open source has never been more popular. There are plenty of clear benefits for individuals, from learning new skills, through the satisfaction of knowing your code is being used by others, to building respect and reputation in the community. But what’s in it for a business? Why should your company invest engineering time & resources in other people’s projects? Liz Rice, Chief Open Source Officer at Isovalent, and Chair of the CNCF’s Technical Oversight Committee explores some of the reasons why some of the world’s most successful enterprises are getting involved with open source communities and investing in open source engineering.

Liz Rice

October 05, 2021

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