10+ Best Articles on Open Source
The most useful articles on open source from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Open Source Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on open source by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Google "We Have No Moat, And Neither Does OpenAI"
- How Open Source is eating AI
- OpenAI co-founder on company’s past approach to openly sharing research: “We were wrong”
- Microsoft open-sources its patent portfolio
- Why is open source software so badly designed?
These links are currently making the rounds on open source on Refind.
Google "We Have No Moat, And Neither Does OpenAI"
Leaked Internal Google Document Claims Open Source AI Will Outcompete Google and OpenAI
How to train your own Large Language Models
Shared by 204, including Mike Tamir, PhD, Amjad Masad ⠕, Replit ⠕, Evan Kirstel the $B2B Techfluencer, Paul Graham
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OpenAI co-founder on company’s past approach to openly sharing research: “We were wrong”
Should AI research be open or closed? Experts disagree.
How Open Source is eating AI
Why the best delivery mechanism for AI is not APIs
«Sufficiently advanced community is indistinguishable from magic.»
Docker is deleting Open Source organisations
This controversial decision coupled with poor messaging has created anxiety the Open Source community. Learn what's happening and how we can move forward.
Amateur open-source researchers went viral unpacking the war in Ukraine
From college sophomores to 9-to-5 IT workers, hobbyist OSINT accounts are reconstructing events on the ground.
Open Source Is Finally Coming to Financial Services
Imagine financial services could be built like Lego, and that those blocks could be assembled to fit hundreds of use cases. That's the power of open source.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on open source.
Why is open source software so badly designed?
It's not just a matter of developers acting friendlier or designers acting less egoistically.
The Gullible Software Altruist
On corporate abuse of free and open-source software, particularly as it relates to GitHub's Copilot, and explaining why & how I began self-hosting my own code.
Microsoft open-sources its patent portfolio
By joining the Open Invention Network, Microsoft is offering its entire patent portfolio -- with the legacy exception of its Windows and desktop application code -- to all of the open-source patent consortium's members.
Visual Studio Code is designed to fracture
I used to think GitHub Codespaces would help popularise Gitpod but now realize it is the other way around. Gitpod is currently permitted to exist in the Visual Studio Code ecosystem to popularise…
The Complicated Economy of Open Source Software
A look at the complicated business of funding open source software development.
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Creator of @haveibeenpwned. Microsoft Regional Director. Pluralsight author. Online security, technology and “The Cloud”. Australian.
Rest of World
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