Matt Asay

Matt Asay is Head of Developer Ecosystem at Adobe at Adobe. With more than a decade in open source, Asay has served as VP of community at MongoDB; VP of business development at mobile HTML5 startup Strobe (now part of Facebook); chief operating officer at Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux company; GM, Americas and VP of business development at Alfresco; and part of the team that helped put Novell on its open source track. Asay is an emeritus board member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and earned his juris doctorate at Stanford, where he focused on open source and other IP licensing issues, and his MA from the University of Kent at Canterbury and his BA from Brigham Young University. Asay was one of InfoWorld's first bloggers.

AWS adds blockchain and time-series databases

MongoDB’s new license won’t solve its China problem

MongoDB’s new license won’t solve its China problem

We need to find ways to ensure commercial open source can thrive, without worrying about the big cloud providers sucking out all value without contributing back

Software security: There’s more to it than bug-bounty programs

Software security: There’s more to it than bug-bounty programs

Take full advantage of white-hat hackers to help you secure your code. And still do all the other security stuff you should do before you release your code

These new BI tools bridge the gap between analytics and modern applications

These new BI tools bridge the gap between analytics and modern applications

Emerging BI tools let developers be developers, without having to slow down to bother with the data silos they leave in their wake

Database decisions: AWS has changed the game for IT

Database decisions: AWS has changed the game for IT

Enterprises are figuring out that they likely need different database engines to power different parts of their applications. AWS has figured that out, too

Open source isn’t the community you think it is

Open source isn’t the community you think it is

The irony is that what makes open source work—and differ from commercial software—is that only a few developers do the major work on any project

Skip containers and do serverless computing instead

Skip containers and do serverless computing instead

Container technologies like Docker are very powerful, but require talent you can’t get. Serverless computing provides the same benefits—with talent you can actually get

How PostgreSQL just might replace your Oracle database

How PostgreSQL just might replace your Oracle database

Although heavily dependent on Oracle today, Salesforce seems to be seeking database freedom—and its efforts could result in the same freedom for all enterprises

Why developers focus on ‘loser’ iOS over ‘winner’ Android

Why developers focus on ‘loser’ iOS over ‘winner’ Android

Linux has beat closed-source operating systems in every hardware category, but in mobile its Android derivative just can’t win in the ecosystem competition

Who really contributes to open source

Who really contributes to open source

New data debunks several myths around which companies lead in open source contributions

Oracle’s cloud bravado masks its database despair

Oracle’s cloud bravado masks its database despair

Oracle is a fantastic database for yesteryear’s enterprise applications, but is a poor fit for modern, big data applications

20 years on, open source hasn’t changed the world as promised

20 years on, open source hasn’t changed the world as promised

Most code remains closed and proprietary, even though open source now dominates enterprise platforms. How can that be?

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