The growing stature of open source in APAC


In the early 2000s, when open source was just starting to pick up, there was a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt cast around it by some proprietary software suppliers. But in the last decade or so, there has been wide adoption of open source software and it is now powering much of the world’s cloud infrastructure, as well as tools and methodologies that continue to shape the way software is developed.

In an interview with Computer Weekly, Sam Hunt, vice-president of GitHub in the Asia-Pacific region, offers insights on what top corporate executives, or CXOs, are thinking about open source software, the defining characteristics of open source culture and what enterprises should consider when contributing to the open source community.