Current trend in software deployments is to rely on open source software for entire production stacks. You can find open source software in the core technical stacks of every startup out there, I’m told. If you’re using Cloud based offerings, most of Cloud providers are running Free/Libre Open Source Software as their foundation.
This article is a deep dive into the economic models behind successful open source projects and communities, and how as a professional, enterprise grade user, you depend on the long-term sustainability of all the open source projects you’re using. And because you depend on the projects you’re using to be successful, how to contribute and guarantee their success.