Open source won. Now, the OSS way of working is making inroads into new territories: the corporate engineering department.
You drop an open source contribution like a stone in a pond. The ripples may land somewhere you never imagined.
It takes the most exquisite measurements you can imagine, recording the changes in current associated with different bits of DNA.
Relying on volunteers to maintain every open source project isn't long term sustainable. Funding open source projects could keep development moving, but would that funding be raised and who would pay for it?
Two engineers at Salesforce talk about how they decoupled a complex library from old spaghetti logic, then open sourced that library by creating a new internal process where none existed before.