Matt Asay

Contributor

Matt Asay is a Principal at Amazon Web Services. Formerly, Asay was Head of Developer Ecosystem for Adobe. Prior to Adobe, Asay held a range of roles at open source companies: VP of business development, marketing, and community at MongoDB; VP of business development at real-time analytics company Nodeable (acquired by Appcelerator); VP of business development and interim CEO at mobile HTML5 start-up Strobe (acquired by Facebook); COO at Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux company; and head of the Americas at Alfresco, a content management startup. Asay is an emeritus board member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and holds a J.D. from Stanford, where he focused on open source and other IP licensing issues.

How GraphQL turned web development on its head

How Redis scratched an itch — and changed databases forever

How Redis scratched an itch — and changed databases forever

For decades we were hamstrung by the belief the database was a ‘solved’ problem, until open source developers opened our eyes

The most important part of an open source project

The most important part of an open source project

We rightly put open source contributors on a pedestal, but perhaps we should rethink the hierarchy of contributions

Gatsby JS stands on the shoulders of thousands

Gatsby JS stands on the shoulders of thousands

If Linux stood on the shoulders of giants, Gatsby relies on an entire ecosystem of JavaScript developers and upstream projects

Remember when open source was fun?

Remember when open source was fun?

For the creators of Drupal, Curl, and Fio, their projects didn’t seem like work. There might be a lesson for the rest of us

Open source made the cloud in its image

Open source made the cloud in its image

Just as the Unix philosophy provided a blueprint for open source, open source practices and design principles provided a model for the cloud

Why companies are racing to implement CI/CD

Why companies are racing to implement CI/CD

Businesses recognized the need to improve their development workflow years ago. With developers forced to work remotely, they’re finally moving

Cassandra and DataStax reunited — and just in time

Cassandra and DataStax reunited — and just in time

Past the ‘breakup,’ DataStax once again has an important role to play in the Apache Cassandra project

GitOps puts the power of Git into Ops

GitOps puts the power of Git into Ops

GitOps might finally do for developers and operations teams what DevOps has long promised

Open source companies are thriving in the cloud

Open source companies are thriving in the cloud

It turns out open source didn’t need a different license or business model, but to get smarter about cloud computing

Open source should learn from Linux, not MySQL

Open source should learn from Linux, not MySQL

When a single vendor owns an open source project, expect the community to look for alternatives

Do you really need Kubernetes?

Do you really need Kubernetes?

Is Kubernetes the perfect defense against cloud lock-in, or a needlessly complex solution to a problem nobody has?

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