There was a time when large technology vendors and enterprises wouldn’t touch open source software with a 10-foot pole. But now most embrace it avidly. What’s more, it’s almost certain that open source will be at the forefront of edge computing’s evolution.
“When the concept of open source just appeared, it started a battle royale between the advocates of proprietary software and open source software…. technically which has still never ended,” writes Scott Douglas Clary in a history of open source for Hackernoon. “Large market players such as Oracle and Microsoft considered open source as a threat to their proprietary IP and, in the bigger picture, their business model. Today many companies release proprietary software as well as open source projects, which has definitely increased in its popularity in the late 90’s and early 00’s.”