Article: Many hands make light work: The secret of open source’s success

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Many hands make light work: The secret of open source’s success

Open source software is now the de facto choice for most businesses, but it’s been a long time coming. We asked Marc Linster, CTO at EDB, a company that provides software and services based on the database PostgreSQL (Postgres) – one of the very earliest open source projects – for his take on the current state of enterprise open source.

For many years, open source software was the domain of academics and hobbyists. What was the tipping point that convinced businesses and public sector organizations to take it seriously? It’s not so much a tipping point but rather a confluence of events, said Linster, addressing Postgres as an example.

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Article: How PostgreSQL has popularized open source enterprise databases [Q&A]

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How PostgreSQL has popularized open source enterprise databases [Q&A]

Although open source has gained in popularity in recent years, in some circles it’s still viewed as being inaccessible to all but tech experts. But that’s starting to change, the PostgreSQL database has earned a strong reputation among businesses for reliability, feature robustness, and performance and has contributed to the growth in open source.

We spoke to Marc Linster, CTO at PostgreSQL specialist EDB to find out why he believes the open source database may now be coming of age.

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Article: Workplace Technology will Embrace Open Source in 2021

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Workplace Technology will Embrace Open Source in 2021

Companies will look to make remote work sustainable and secure in the long term.

Open source technology has been on a constant growth trajectory over the last few decades, with 77% of IT decision makers planning to implement enterprise software last year alone. The COVID-19 pandemic made open, cloud-based collaboration tools even more critical, especially as IT departments sought out scalable, transparent, and low cost options.

With remote work becoming the mainstay of doing business, organizations will look to do even more to help their employees stay productive and engaged. .

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