Storj Labs Forges Open-Source Vendors and Cloud Services Alliance


At the Linux Foundation‘s Open Source Summit in Vancouver, Storj Labs a decentralized cloud storage company, announced a partnership that will enable open-source projects to generate revenue when their users store data in the cloud: The Open Source Partner Program.

Why? Ben Golub, Storj’s executive chairman and long time open-source executive, explained there’s a “major economic disconnect between the 24-million total open-source developers and the $180 billion cloud market.” That’s why, for example, Redis Labs recently added the controversial Commons Clause license to its Redis program.

Storj takes an entirely different approach. One that starts with Storj’s fundamental decentralized storage technology, which Golub called “AirBnB for hard drives.”

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