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Thursday, September 19 • 11:30am - 11:50am
On building a business around viable open-source project - Kohsuke Kawaguchi, CloudBees, Inc.

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Jenkins is a 15 year old mature open-source CI/CD project that I created, and it really dominated the market, and CloudBees is a 10 year old business that I served as CTO, and it has been in a symbiotic relationship with Jenkins.
In this talk, I’d like to look back at the history and share what worked and what didn’t work, such as the difficulty of justifying engineering efforts to OSS, how enterprise product can stifle open-source, and the impact and the consequences of hiring people from the community.

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Kohsuke Kawaguchi

Chief Scientist, CloudBees, Inc.
Kohsuke Kawaguchi is the creator of Jenkins and Chief Scientist of CloudBees. He is a well-respected developer and popular speaker at industry and Jenkins community events. Kawaguchi’s sensibilities in creating Jenkins and his deep understanding of how to translate its capabilities... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 11:30am - 11:50am
Main Stage