The biggest open source innovations of the decade, from Git and Docker to data science and the cloud
"We're about to conclude another decade of open source, and what a long, strange trip it has been. Reading back through predictions made in 2009, no one had the foggiest clue that GitHub would change software development forever (and for everyone), or that Microsoft would go from open source pariah to the world's largest contributor, or a host of other dramatic changes that became the new normal during a decade that was anything but normal..."
Dive into the research supporting the open source ecosystem and developers' motivations for participating
"Organizations as a whole contribute to open source software projects for a variety of reasons.
One of the most important is that the open source development model is such an effective way to collaborate with other companies on projects of mutual interest. But they also want to better understand the technologies they use. They also want to influence direction.
The specific rationale will vary by organization but it usually boils down to the simple fact that working in open source benefits their business..."