This week we’re joined by Adam Jacob, CEO of System Initiative and Co-Founder of Chef, about open source business models and the model he thinks is the right one to choose, his graceful exit from Chef and some of the details behind Chef’s acquisition in 2020 for $220 million…in cash, and how his perspective on open source has or has not changed as a result. Adam also shared as much stealth mode details as he could about System Initiative.
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- Adam Jacob – Twitter, GitHub, Website
- Adam Stacoviak – Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website
- Jerod Santo – Twitter, GitHub
Notes and Links
- Read this Twitter thread from Adam Jacob
- The Changelog #353: The war for the soul of open source featuring Adam Jacob
- The Changelog #429: Community perspectives on Elastic vs AWS (a deep dive on the business of open source)
- Progress Announces Acquisition of Chef
- Chef co-founder and CTO Adam Jacob stepping down, will remain on board of directors
- Tailwind CSS
- Why We’re Relicensing CockroachDB
- Founders Talk #75: The journey to massive scale and ultra-resilience
featuring Spencer Kimball, CEO & Co-founder of Cockroach Labs
- System Initiative