How Open Source Can Transform the Way a Company’s Developers Work Together


Open source has been a tech mainstay for decades in large part, as Tilde co-founder and JavaScript veteran Yehuda Katz has argued, because it “gives engineers the power to collaborate across …companies without involving [business development].”

“The benefits of this workaround are extraordinary and underappreciated,” Katz continued. But open source offers something just as extraordinary and even more underappreciated, something that edX community lead John Mark Walker recently pointed out on Twitter.

Namely, what open source does to collaboration among engineers inside the same company.

According to Walker, “one of the little known secrets is that [open source] allows eng[ineering] teams in the same company to collab[orate] without management getting in the way.” 

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