Podcast – John Willis on Docker, Open Source Financing Challenges and Industry Failures

Joining us this week is John Willis, VP DevOps and Digital Practices, SJ Technologies known for many things including being at the initial DevOps meeting in Europe, co-founder of the DevOpsDays events, and the DevOps Café podcast.

Highlights

  • Introduction to the Phoenix Project and the new audio Beyond the Phoenix Project
  • Docker discussion and the issues around its success based on the ecosystem success
  • Docker vs operation split for two different audiences
  • Issue of sustaining open source technology and lack of financing to support this
  • Revenue arc vs viral adoption for open source model
  • Three reasons to choose open source model for software

Topic                                                                                        Time (Minutes.Seconds)
Introduction                                                                             0.0 – 3.10
Beyond the Phoenix Project & DevOps Café                     3.10 – 6.50
Docker Discussion & Ecosystem Success                         6.50 – 17.55 (Moby Project & Community)
Developer vs Operation Split                                               17.55 – 20.31 (Docker is pdf of Containers)
Free Software vs Open Software / Pay for Sustaining    20.31 – 44.29 (VC Funding Issues)
Three Reasons for Open Source                                         44.29 – 48.01
Goal is Not to Hurt People                                                    48.01 – 54.13 (Toyota Example)
Wrap-Up                                                                                  54.13 – END

Podcast Guest: John Willis, VP DevOps and Digital Practices, SJ Technologies

John Willis is Vice President of DevOps and Digital Practices at SJ Technologies. Prior to SJ Technologies he was the Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in March 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Opscode/Chef and Canonical/Ubuntu. John is the author of 7 IBM Redbooks and is co-author of “The Devops Handbook” along with authors Gene Kim, Jez Humble, and Patrick Debois. The best way to reach John is through his Twitter handle @botchagalupe.

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