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LEARN MORE ABOUT Chris DiBona

Chris DiBona, Director, Open Source & Making & Science

December 22, 2017

Chris DiBona

How Every Industry Can Learn from the Open Source Movement

..... “Also, because it is open source based, customers can port their applications to other platforms, which gives them peace of mind.” Chris DiBona , Director of Open Source at Google, sees open source as a way to grow market share quickly and stay close to customers. “We released Android as an open source product because we knew that was the fastest way to grow adoption, which enabled us to preserve the relationships with customers for businesses like search, maps and gmail,” he says. .....

December 03, 2017

Chris DiBona

Open source innovation is now all about vendor on-ramps

..... ” More than a decade ago, Jeremy Zawodny (then at Yahoo) took me to task for suggesting his company (and Google) should open-source more code. He rightly pointed out that it’s not that simple and, as he (and Google’s Chris DiBona) had said at OSCON earlier, what would be the point? Giving away a bunch of code that is tightly bound to Yahoo’s infrastructure wouldn’t really give you much insight into how to operate that code like Yahoo. .....