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
Original book: EBook: Open Source in the Enterprise
I translated this book into a simplified Chinese version: 《面向企业的开源软件实践》