Four short links: 3 December 2018
Amazon and OSS, Audio to Keystrokes, The New OS, and Software
Amazon is Competing with Its Customers — What’s more, Kreps
said, Amazon has not contributed a single line of code to the
Apache Kafka open source software and is not reselling Confluent’s
cloud tool. Sometimes Amazon contributes back, but increasingly
often it seems like its software MO is exploitation not
co-creation. This is what prompted the creation of various “open
except if you resell it as a cloud service”-source licenses, like
the Commons Clause.
— tools for capturing and analyzing keyboard input paired with
Kubernetes is the OS That Matters (Matt Asay) — provocative
clickbait title, but the point is important: if single-machine apps
are the exception, then the lowest layer of critical shared
software is no longer the OS but instead the cluster manager.
Software Sprawl, The Golden Path, and Scaling Teams with Agency
(Charity Majors) — good talk on how to recover from “we’re using
too many shiny tools, and it’s hard to make progress because
there’s no common set of tools, so everyone’s reinventing the
wheel, and omg fire.”
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