The Open Source Way

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First published in Multilingual Magazine, by Jeannette Stewart. If you want to translate this or other Multilingual articles, please click here.

In March 2013, a struggling start-up announced that they were open-sourcing their core-technology, which enables developers to move software easily between different machines by enclosing it in “containers”. What started then arguably has no precedence as Docker has become a phenomenon in the open-source community. With over a billion downloads, nearly two thousand contributors, and $150M funding, Docker has become a main player in the software landscape. But none of this would have happened if they had not bravely open-sourced their technology.

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