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Box, LinkedIn and WhatsApp share open source advice

Matt Kapko | Sept. 22, 2015
Open-source code powers many of today's most popular apps and platforms, and it's critical for companies to choose the appropriate frameworks for their specific needs, but other equally important factors also exist, according to leaders from Box, LinkedIn and WhatsApp.

Finally, LinkedIn's Scott says open-source languages are ultimately only as valuable as organizations and team structures allow. "People have this tendency to create silos of teams where they have relative autonomy," he says. "Sometimes your problem gets so big that it can't be completely siloed. A lot of companies don't invest as much as they should [in] teaching folks how to collaborate. We're engineers, we like to solve technical problems, but sometimes there are people problems that need to be solved as well."


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