Amazon is strip-mining Consultants, not Open Source

Software Development is a great business model; Software-installation never was If you’ve been following the latest incarnation of OSS licensing drama, you’ll see hints of the BLA (Bad Linux Advocacy) fervor of the late-90’s/early-2000’s, the OpenStack drama of the early 2010’s, and the Kubernetes drama being played out today. Like my therapist says about all myContinue reading “Amazon is strip-mining Consultants, not Open Source”

You’re thinking about scale all wrong

Scale isn’t about large numbers To hear modern architects, system designers, consultants and inexperienced (but forgivable) developers talk about scale, you’d think every product and service was built to be the next Twitter or Facebook. Ironically, almost everything they create to be scalable would crash and burn if that actually happened. Even Google and Amazon aren’tContinue reading “You’re thinking about scale all wrong”