Netflix Goes Open Source and Reveals Valuable Public Cloud Tools

Over at Network World, Brandon Butler reports that Netflix’s decision to open source its code written mainly for the public cloud will benefit the cloud world at large.

There’s this massive realization in the industry that if you’re benefitting from these projects, then why not pay it forward and get the benefit of community input,” says Michael Skok, an industry watcher and venture capitalist at North Bridge Venture Partners who advises early stage cloud startups. “Ultimately you’re reducing your costs and increasing your value when you’re contributing to a movement. Everybody wins.”

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