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After a flurry of mega-acquisitions and initial public offerings of open source companies, a new batch of entrepreneurs are trying their hands at startups based on free software projects.
Former engineers from Uber and Airbnb who created tools that the companies later released as open source software—known as M3 and Apache Superset, respectively—have each recently founded startups ...
In some parts of the open source community—the loosely affiliated bands of developers who work on free software projects—Amazon Web Services is viewed as a mooch, a company that makes money from those projects without contributing enough to their advancement. It turns out executives at AWS, as the cloud computing unit of the internet retailer is known, worry about its open source ...
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