Open-source software can profitably bring rivals together.
Coke and Pepsi, Gimbels and Macy’s, Apple and Microsoft — these were all great business rivals. Today, we have Lyft and Uber fighting tooth and nail over the new ride-sharing market. While they may be bitter rivals on the highways, the pair can agree on one thing: Open source is the best way to develop software. At The Linux Foundation‘s Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, both companies appeared — but not at the same time — to announce they were launching two new cloud-native, open-source software projects with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
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Author: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols