softwaredefinedtalk:

Summary

Matt Ray is at OSCON, which prompts Brandon and I to reflect on open source a bit. We then discuss CA Technologies recent quarterly earnings call, who wins in the $600m AWS CIA deal, Yahoo buying Flury, and, as always, our recommendations for the week.

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With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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Show-notes:

  • OSCON is going on. People aren’t as ardent about open source as the used to be. It seems like open core pretty much won. There’s also [good slides](from Andrew Shafer reminded us about the business part of open source).

  • We discuss CA Technologies’ recent quarterly earnings call. Coté went and added comments to the transcriptt and would appreciate your input, dear listeners, on it: “is that a thing?”

  • This also prompts much discussion of the challenges in changing companies from “elephant hunting” to “marmet hunting,” the “Solarwinds++” model of selling.

  • Speaking of CA, there’s some new allegations in their APM legal-hijinks with AppDynamics. We discuss the practice of lawsuits and why companies do them, and what the desired outcomes, and therefore tactics seem to be.

  • That $600m AWS public private cloud for the CIA looks like it’ll close: “What we were really looking at was time to mission and innovation,” said “a former intelligence official”

  • Yahoo bought Flury a mobile analytics company. Coté relates some figures and analysis from the 451 deal analysis piece: “used by more than 170,000 developers in 150 countries… more than 400,000 applications.”

Recommendations

  • Brandon: for product management, try talking to 100 prospective customers.

  • Coté: sesame seed oil is delicious, don’t forget to use it for flavor.

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