Google Cloud + Open Source announcement

peter profile image Peter Kim Frank ・1 min read

Yesterday, Google Cloud publicly renewed their commitment to open source. They've been long-time contributors to Go, TensorFlow, Kubernetes, and many others, but they're announcing new strategic partnerships with a bunch of leading open-source projects and companies:

  • Confluent
  • DataStax
  • Elastic
  • InfluxData
  • MongoDB
  • Neo4j
  • Redis Labs

...we’ll be offering managed services operated by these partners that are tightly integrated into Google Cloud Platform (GCP), providing a seamless user experience across management, billing and support. This makes it easier for our enterprise customers to build on open-source technologies...

It seems to make sense for all parties, and could be seen as a direct response to AWS, who has gained notoriety recently for their "abuse" of open source.

Any reactions to this announcement?

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Peter Kim Frank


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That's the way to go... take that, AWS!

People who are always saying "discontinued in x years"... Google Cloud is not like Google Consumer. Kubernetes, Tensorflow, and Golang are already proven Google commitments to open source, yet developers continue to say "discontinued in x years". What gives?


Let's see how much of that will be discontinued in the next years.


Doesn't look good.