Subsidising R&D for a handful of trillion-dollar tech giants

26 August 2021

A good summary of what happens when cloud companies come for an open-source project, in this case Mapbox

Mapbox found themselves in a similar position to Mongo and Redis: they were subsidizing R&D for a handful of trillion-dollar tech giants.

As noted here, those looking to open-source for the creation of infrastructure as ‘digital public goods’ may find themselves needing to navigate something similar.

Thanks to Andrew for pointing me at this story.