back to article VMware signals new open source and developer push with FOSS-meister gig

VMware's signalled a new push into open source by advertising for a Director, Open Source Programs. The ad for the gig says it will live in a “newly-formed Chief Development Officer (CDO) organization” and “shape how VMware views, contributes to, and relates to F/OSS communities.” That's "F/OSS" as in Free-slash-open-source. …

  1. Lee D

    Comply with the GPL in your already-established court case first, then you can worry about how to manage your other Open Source contributions.

    https://sfconservancy.org/copyleft-compliance/vmware-lawsuit-faq.html

    1. Adam 52 Silver badge

      It is entirely possible that that's what this is about - they don't say that they want to contribute just that they want to figure out how to use open source (with a subtext of "without being sued").

      Embracing open source is just Simon's spin on the story.

      1. Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor (Written by Reg staff)

        Agreed - nothing says VMware wants to contribute. But there are hints it is keen to do more. And also stronger hints VMware thinks the FOSS community is doing things it can learn from

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