Community News & Events

7 of the Best Open Source Quotes from VMworld 2017

Top VMworld open source Quotes from VMworld 2017VMworld 2017 was VMware’s biggest showing of open source at VMworld to date! Here is a collection of our top seven favorite quotes from VMworld’s open source sessions.

1. Open Source at VMware: A Key Ingredient to Our Success and Yours [LDT1844BU]

“Open source is a powerful methodology for innovation and the development of APIs.”

—Dirk Hohndel, VMware Chief Open Source Officer

[Related blog: Open Source at VMworld—From Keynotes to Hackathons]

2. VMware and Open Source: Compliance, Quality, and Viability [FUT1226BU]

“Open source is mainstream. Open source is a strategic part of every company’s software portfolio.”

— Meng Chow, VMware Open Source Program Manager

[Related blog: 4 Vital Steps to Open Source Success in Your Company]


3. Open Source at VMware: A Key Ingredient to Our Success and Yours [LDT1844BU]

“[With open source], you need to think about scale. It’s easy when it’s small, but at 30 million users, things get hard.”

—Dirk Hohndel, VMware Chief Open Source Officer

[Related blog: Project, Process & Production]


4. VMware Open-Source SDKs: From Getting Started to Web App in One Hour [SER1912BU]

“VMware is finally aligned and listening to their customers and consumers of the VMware API. The improvements in their open source SDKs allow us to provide feedback and contributions, as well as a much simpler mechanism to adopt the information quicker. I wish this could have been done years ago!”

—Alan Renouf, VMware Senior Product Line Manager

[Related blog: vSphere Automation SDK for .Net Now Available in Github]


5.  Simplifying Your Open-Source Cloud with VMware [FUT3076BU]

“VMware embraces open source innovation by making it enterprise ready.”

—Edward Blackwell, VMware Global Accounts Principal Systems Engineer

“This was a tipping point in the presentation leading the audience to inquiry on previously discussed challenges with open source; thus, the audience was pleasantly intrigued and wanted to learn more,” Edward said about his experience as a presenter.

[Related blog: The Inspiration Behind Open Source Project Harbor]


6. VMware and Open Source: Compliance, Quality, and Viability [FUT1226BU]

“Security + viability = quality.”

—Norman Scroggins, Senior Open Source Program Manager

[Related blog: VMware & Open Source: A Commitment to Innovation & Collaboration]


7. Women and Diversity in Tech: Disruption and Inclusion [VMinclusion]

“Inclusion, to me, means that we are innovative. Diversity requires intention. It does not happen by accident.”

— Nithya Ruff, Senior Director of Open Source Practice at Comcast.

[Related blog: Meng Chow Speaking at Women Who Code Connect 2017 on 4/29]


Looking for more VMware Open Source Content?

Watch VMworld session replays at our YouTube channel for more.

To stay up to date on the latest in the open source community and VMware, follow us on Twitter @VMWOpenSource.


21 comments have been added so far

  1. Good post. Thanks for sharing with us. I just loved your way of presentation. I enjoyed reading this .Thanks for sharing and keep writing. It is good to read blogs like this.

  2. What a fantastic post!This is chock full of information.I can’t wait to dig deep and start utilising the resources you have given me..Good work.
    Keep it up

  3. This is an excellent article. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I adored the way you presented yourself. This was enjoyable to read. Thank you for sharing, and please continue to write. It’s beneficial to read blogs like this one.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *