How open source software took over the world

Mike Volpi Contributor Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm’s San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business […]

IBM buys Linux giant Red Hat to thrive in the cloud

Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images IBM isn’t a stranger to Linux by any stretch, but it might just become one of the platform’s strongest supporters in the near future — and shake up the cloud landscape, for that matter. IBM has announced a deal to buy Linux giant and open source enterprise software developer […]