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Open source is free – but expensive

While over 90% of software companies use free open source components, only a handful are actually aware of the hidden costs behind using “free” code. This article discusses the real cost of using open source in commercial software, the risks behind it and how they can be mitigated.


5 things I learned about open source developers

I’ve spent the past 12 months working intensely with open source developers. In previous ventures I worked on, my teams and I used open-source libraries, but this was the first time I actually crossed the lines from just another faceless person git cloning some code, to actually meeting the people behind the repository. It’s been (and still is) an enlightening journey.


Why we’ve started xs:code

November 14, 2016, scrum meeting: “We’re still working on this feature. It will take us longer than we thought” said the tech lead @ Vidoo,