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Experts often advise entrepreneurs to pair up, but there’s so much freedom in going it alone.

It takes longer to hit cruising altitude.

You can start slowly and fund your growth with profits.

You can’t launch a business and wait for customers to show up like trick-or-treaters on Halloween. They need a reason to care; something that’s unique, intriguing, fresh or surprising.

Don’t waste time worrying about those media-darling founders or what your MBA classmates have done.


Without open source, and if you’re only building for your organization, you have a narrow focus. Open source forces you to consider the use cases of other organization’s needs, and it helps shape it to be an overall better product at the end of the day.

stick with open source kept them honest, keeping them from building niche products that had no relevance to the broader cloud native ecosystem.

to build an open source project with longevity, you need to stay apprised of the trends and best practices of the community you’re trying to serve. That’s how you encourage contributions from developers and practitioners eager to contribute to the wider benefit of their community, not a single siloed project.

Look for grassroots community support first, not corporate sponsors.


- Dis-aggregation will enter the “Re-aggregation” phase (in terms of software, organizations, and industries) This will be enabled by Super Blueprints (which bring end- to- end open source projects together), and we’ll see more multi-org collaboration (e.g., Standards Bodies, Alliances and Foundations) re-aggregating to solve common problems. Edge computing will serve as the glue that binds common IoT frameworks together across vertical industries.
- Realists and Visionaries will fight it out for dollars and productivity Given that what started as a pandemic could become endemic, there will be an internal tussle between Realists (making money off of 4G), Engineers currently coding 5G, and Visionaries looking to 6G and beyond. (In other words, the cycle continues).
- Security will emerge as the key differentiator in Open source Collaboration among governments and other global organizations against “bad actors” will penetrate geopolitical walls to bring a global ecosystem together, via open source.
- Market Analysts will reinvent themselves There is no longer a clear way to track Cloud, Telecom, Enterprise and other markets individually. There is a big market realignment in progress, with new killer use cases (such as X and Y).
- Seamless Vertical industries will emerge Enabled by Open Source Software — many vertical industries will not even know (or care) how the pipe traverses across their last mile to central cloud and edges (led by Manufacturing, Retail, Energy, Healthcare & Automotive).