Hyperledger Works on Its Open-Source Footing


Taking a bootstrapped initiative to a healthy open-source project is difficult. But when there’s only approximately 100 developers in the world that have a deep understanding of the technology, such as blockchain, the difficulty increases dramatically.

Open-source veteran Brian Behlendorf was aware of the challenges when the Linux Foundation tapped him to lead the Hyperledger Project as its executive director in May.

“The job really is to be an independent voice for the project that is not affiliated with one company or another,” he told Markets Media. “It’s also to bring to the party everything that the Linux Foundation knows about running open-source projects. My job is to corral all that towards the purpose of building a great community and a great collection of code.”

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