How open source software took over the world

Mike Volpi Contributor Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm’s San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticismĀ from investorsĀ about the viability of open source as a business … Read moreHow open source software took over the world

IBM buys Linux giant Red Hat to thrive in the cloud

If you ask IBM, the deal is all about the cloud. It expects to become the world’s leading “hybrid cloud provider” (that is, a mix of local and outside cloud services) and will treat Red Hat as a “distinct unit” inside its Hybrid Cloud group. It also expects to use Red Hat’s open source roots … Read moreIBM buys Linux giant Red Hat to thrive in the cloud